National 7s Circuit chases Mwamba, Homeboyz and KCB booked a slot in the Christie 7s following wins in their respective round two matches played at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.
Mwamba romped to the quarterfinals after whipping Mean Machine 31-12. Collins Injera set up Daniel Taabu to score the opening try. Mean Machine fought back and leveled the scores but Injera created another opportunity and this time round it was Gregory Odhiambo who crossed over to send Mwamba 12-7 up. Taabu added the extras before skipper Eliakim Kichoi scored the third try of the opening half.
Taabu and Kichoi returned to the scoresheet in the second half while Machine scored at the death for a 31-12 score in favour of Mwamba.
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In the first match, Kabras threw away a 5-0 halftime lead and allowed Russian side Narvskaya Zastava to score twice in the closing half for a 12-10 win. Both sides will need to win their final group games to reach the main cup finals.
Nakuru sides fall
Homeboyz picked the second win of the day after a 21-0. The Deejays scored one try in the opening half and added two more in the closing half. Oiler’s neighbors Nakuru suffered the heaviest loss after Blue Bulls & TUK combined hit them for a 40-5 scoreline.
Hosts Quins were denied the second win of the tournament after a narrow 19-17 loss to Uganda’s Emerging 7s. Kenya 7s star Herman Humwa and Cyprian Kuto scored for the side but they fell short by two points to the side that scored through Timothy Kisiga and Haruna Mohammed.
Quins neighbors Impala registered the first win of the tournament after beating Nothern Suburbs 28-7. Suburbs scored first before Paul Mustami pulled back with a converted try. Anthony Odhiambo ensured a 14-7 lead for the Gazelles before the break.
The final half saw Impala add two more converted tries through Derrick Mayar and skipper Sam Motari to win the clash.
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The final pool saw Nondies go down 33-12 to Strathmore Leos while KCB
Narvskaya Zastava 12-10 Kabras Sugar
Mwamba 19-10 Mean Machine
Blue Bulls &TUKS 40-5 Nakuru
Homeboyz 21-0 Menengai Oilers
Uganda Emerging 7s 19-17 Kenya Harlequins
Impala 28-7 Northen Suburbs
Strathmore Leos 33-12 Nondies
KCB 26-12 Kisii
Kabras 12-10 Mean Machine
Mwamba 38-12 Narvskaya Zastava
Nakuru 24-12 Oilers
Homeboyz 26-7 Blue Bulls & TUKs
Kenya Harlequins 48-0 Northern Suburbs
Impala 5-5 Emerging Uganda 7s
Nondies 36-5 Kisii
KCB 17-14 Strathmore