Machine, Strathmore join big boys in Christie 7s last eight

Strathmore Leos joined Christies 7s hosts Kenya Harlequins, Mean Machine, Blue Bulls, and Uganda emerging 7s in the quarters of the competition after winning their final games of the Competition played at RFUEA Grounds.
Machine crushed Russian side Narvskaya Zastava 42-12. Heading to the last match of the day the side had lost their two opening matches but the big win ensured a superior point difference against Kabras. The students booked a place in the last eight after Kabras fell to Mwamba.

Action between Quins and Suburbs. Photo Courtesy/Quins

Against Mwamba, Kabras looked determined and they took a 14-12 lead to the break, with George Omolla and Collins Injera getting on the scoresheet in the half for Mwamba
The second half saw Mwamba take a 19-14 lead with Injera scoring his second try and third for Mwamba. Kabras reclaimed the lead with a converted try but allowed Mwamba to score two converted try for a win. The wins saw Mwamba become the first side to pick a 100% record win on day one at Christie.
Circuit leaders Homeboyz also picked third straight win off the competition following a 42-12 win over Nakuru. The loss send Nakuru to the Challenge trophy after having won one game and conceded 83 points in the last two matches.
Homeboyz are joined by South Africas Blue Bulls and TUK combined who beat Nakuru based side Menengai Oilers 21-12 to reach the last eight.

Impala in action against Uganda 7s sides. Photo courtesy/Quins

In Pool C, Uganda emerging 7s booked a slot in the quarters after brushing aside Nothern Suburbs with a 29-0 win. Kenya Harlequins also qualified for the quarters after downing neighbours Impala 26-5 in a Ngong road Derby. Sam Motari scored first for Impala but Quins would reply with 26 points to win the match.
Ugandan star Solomon Okia bagged a brace in the opening half to send Quins to a 12-5 lead. The  Ugandan star and Cyprian Kuto added more tries as the side went on to revenge the Dala 7s loss to Impala. Impala and Suburbs have dropped to the challenge trophy.

Strathmore Leos whipped Kisii 29-0 while Nondies drew 12-12 with KCB to hand the students a Quarterfinal slot. Oscar Dennis converted try and Andrew Amonde’s converted try saw them tie at 7-7 in the opening half. In the final half the two sides tied again with Shaban Scoring for KCB while Ombachi scored for Nondies.
KCB, Mwamba and Homeboyz had qualified earlier
Round three
Mean Machine 42-12 Narvskaya Zastava
Mwamba 31-21 Kabras
Blue Bulls &TUKS Combined 21-12 Oilers
Homeboyz 43-12 Nakuru
Uganda 29-0 Suburbs
Kenya Harlequins 26-5 Impala
Strathmore 29-0 Kisii
KCB 12-12 Nondescript
Round two
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
Round one
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

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