Western Bulls came from behind to beat MMUST 15-14 in tensed KRU Championship opener staged at MMUST Grounds.
The hosts MMUST scored the opening try through Felix Wamocho and they successfully added the extras to lead 7-0. Bulls managed to equalize after a penalty try.
Open Winger Tyson Juma landed the second try of the match for MMUST and it was converted to send the home side seven points up again. The newbies held on for a 14-7 scoreline at the break.
On return from the break, Echulusi, a former Kenya Cup side put their host to pressure and they were paid off with skipper Treasure Odundo going over for the second try that cut the gap to two points.
The slim gap sent the game to a tense mode and elicited emotions that saw Venance Shikuba who was playing against his former employers sent off as well as Bulls skipper Treasure Odundo.
Bulls added three points from the tee to lead in the match. MMUST threw away their chance to reclaim the lead after sending wide of their two penalties.
Something about the “taste of roast bull meat”? ??♂️
Sorry @MMUSTRUGBY, we can only taste the sweet points of victory ??♂️?
— Western Bulls Rugby (@WesternBulls) November 17, 2018
Mmust squad. 1 Paul Simiyu 2 Gibson Perez 3.Mike onyango 4.Austin Awuor 5.Mike Wasamba 6 Shikuba Venance 7.Sefalanga Idris 8. Wamocho Felix 9.Kevin Abuga 10. Norbert Lumbwani 11. Claus shirievo 12.Mbeche Samuel 13. Timothy Mmasi 14 Tyson Juma 15 Elvis Amunya
Replacement Derrick oksai, John Bahati, Isaiah Mulongo Liyokho Derrick, Jackton Munai, Njeru Brian, Kevin Omondi, Calvin Abraham,Mark oluoch
Western Bulls: 1. Elvis Wekesa 2. Bretty Khamadi 3. Willis Mwinamo 4. Gilbert Onindo 5. Keith Njunukha 6. Wangare Steve 7. Treasure Odundo (c) 8. Nelly Mwati 9. Dan Chebui 10. Powell Odongo 11. Frank Ochieng 12. Dennis Lukase 13. Eliab Barasa 14. Suleiman Odongo 15. Allan Kasiti
16. Derrick Mambili 17. Obiero Joseph 18. Ian Sitati 19. Collins Ogutu 20. Silas Ambehi 21. Miller Oroto 22. John Njoroge 23. Steve Habwe 24. Byrum Mukhonyi