KCB will tackle Mwamba in the semi-finals of the Dala 7s after beating Nondies in the tight semi-final played at Mamboleo Grounds on Sunday morning.
The other Semifinal will see Homeboyz take on Impala Saracens who beat Kenya Harlequins to reach the main Cup semis.
KCB needed an extra time to eliminate Nondies. Jeff Okwach sudden death try saw them beat Nondies 12-7 and to make a fourth straight semi final appearance. The tight opening half ended without scores. On return from the break, Michael Wanjala made a long pass to find Ahmed Shaban who did what he does best and gave the Bankers a lead. The side would add the extras to lead 7-0. Shaban was however sent to the bin and Nondies replied through Oscar Dennis converted try. The try send the game to the extra time but KCB managed to win.
Mwamba also joined the last four after beating Nakuru RFC 24-12. The side started off with a try from Gregory Odhiambo. Alex Aturo added the second try that was converted by Daniel Taabu and pushed the side 12 points up. Taabu who is currently enjoying a fine form dotted the third try and converted, giving his side a 19-0 lead at halftime.
In the final half, Odhiambo was sin-binned and Nakuru began to respond. Nelson Oyoo scored Nakuru’s first try but Donald Olouch failed to convert. Gramwel Bunyasi would cut the gap to nine points after crossing over for the second try and Geoff Ominde converted slashing the gap to 7 points. Nakuru’s hopes of beating Mwamba once again were brought to an end after Collins Injera scored.
Homeboyz outplays Kabras
For the fifth time in a row this season, Series Leaders Homeboyz will be playing in semis, this after beating Kabras 33-7 in the second quarterfinal match. Kabras’ Charlton Mokua was sent to the bin in the opening minutes of the clash and Homeboyz made use of the numerical advantage and scored the opener thr0ugh Alvin Otieno, Michael Wanjala conversion send the Deejays 7-0 up. Kabras respond through Uganda International Philip Wokorach and Brian Tanga’s conversion tied the scores.
Homeboyz Skipper Leonard Mugaisi restored the Deejays lead and Wanjala added the extras. Richard Alai, Alvin Otieno and Augustine Lugonzo got on the scoresheet as Homeboyz went on to hand Kabras a 33-7 defeat.
A brace from Otieno and solo tries from Lugonzo, Alai and Mugaisi with 2 conversions from Wanjala and one each from Olindi and Lugonzo carry us through to the semi finals where we will meet @ImpalaSaracens @HomeboyzRugby 33 – 7 @KabrasRugby. #MenengaiCreamHBR #TheBoyzAreInTown pic.twitter.com/vpZd2nJKkL
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) September 9, 2018
Ngong road derby
Impala Saracens came from behind to beat their Ngong road neighbours Kenya Harlequins 17-12. Quins went to the break leading 12-0 following tries from Willy Ambaka and Cyprian Kuto. Eden Agero converted Kuto’s try for a 12 point lead.
On the return from the break, Impala Saracens were awarded a penalty try with Quins being reduced to six men after Kuto was sent to the bin. Mark Kwemoi tied the scores following an unconverted try. Sam Motari scored the winning try that send Impala to the last four.
Motari try! Kwemoi misses the conversion. The Quin has been flattened! We move on to the Main Cup Semis
FT: @ImpalaSaracens 17-12 @KenyaHarlequins #Dala7s #ImpalaTime #ResolutionInsurance #PerfectPartner #MyWaterMyLife #FueledByUSN
— Resolution Impala Saracens (@ImpalaSaracens) September 9, 2018
MMUST, Blak Blad, MKU and Kisumu RFC will be hoping to land an invite in the final leg Christie 7s after they were relegated from the top tier. MMUST went down after losing 35-19 to Oilers. Mean Machine maintained their top tier status after beating MKU 22-17.
Hosts Kisumu fell to Nothern Suburbs 7-5 to join the relegated team. Kisii won 24-7 against Blak Blad in the first challenge quarters clash.
— Kisumu RFC (@KisumuRugby) September 9, 2018
Main Cup Semis
Homeboyz vs Impala
Mwamba vs KCB
Fifth place Semis
Quins vs Kabras
Nakuru vs Nondies
Machine vs Kisii
Oilers vs Suburbs
13th place Semis
Blad vs MKU
MMUST vs Kisumu
Main Cup Quarters
Impala 17-12 Quins
Homeboyz 33-7 Kabras
Mwamba 24-12 Nakuru
KCB 12-7 Nondescripts
Kisii 24-7 Blak Blad
Machine 22-17 MKU
Oilers 35-19 MMUST
Suburbs 7-5 Kisumu