KENYA CUP

Kenya Cup match-day six review

Kenya Cup action resumed on Saturday 12 January and six matches were staged in five different venues.

Five matches were staged in Nairobi with RFUEA Grounds hosting a doubleheader. KCB Sports Club, Jamhuri Grounds, Madaraka Grounds  and Kakamega Showground were other venues.

KCB register highest win

Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB continued to pile pressure on league leaders Kabras RFC after a convincing 50-3 win over Mean Machine at KCB Sports Club.

It was the first time this season that the Bankers have hit the 50 point mark this season. It was also the first time this seasom that they have avoided conceding a try. KCB have five wins out the last six games.

For Mean Machine, the loss worsens their 2018/19 campaign as they have won just once this season and have conceded 184 points already.

Injera hattrick, Billy returns

At Madaraka Grounds, Mwamba had to come from behind to win 47-25. Kenyan International Collins Injera was impressive in the clash scoring three times in the win. Billy Odhiambo who missed the opening five games due to injury made a return to action and his cameo appearance saw him score for Kulabu.

It was Mwamba’s third win of the season. It has piled more pressure on Strathmore Leos who are now struggling to get a win and rise from the bottom of the log. They are yet to win this season and have conceded a total of 192 points.

South Africans star in Kabras win

South African imports Logan Basson, Claude Johannes and Wilson Mario were all on the scoresheet in Kabras first win of 2019. Mario was able to score twice in the victory.

The win extended Henly Du Plessis fine run on Kenyan soil as he has picked maximum points in all of his opening six games. It was the fifth time this season that the Sugarmen have won by 40+ points.

Their opponents Oilers have now suffered the fifth loss of the season which means they are just a point above the relegation zone.

Quins 36 – 21 Nakuru

Eden Agero inspired Kenya Harlequins past Nakuru. Kenya 7s captain Eden Agero was directly involved in three of their tries as they went on to win 36-21.  Debutant Scott Olouch came off the bench to score the final try for Quins.

Wanyore have won once on the road this season. The win came on day one of the 2018/19 where they beat Strathmore Leos.

Deejays dance past Blad

At Jamhuri Grounds, Homeboyz returned to winning ways with a 35-23 victory over Blak Blad and picked the third win of the season.

The Deejays have lost three matches in the opening six games and will be keen to avoid more defeats to keep playoffs dream alive.

Nondies leave it late

Fly Half Fielden Sinei had a good game at the RFUEA Grounds as he scored 17 points, including a late penalty which saw them sneak away with a win 22-20 win.

Impala on their part have suffered back to back defeats as they fell to Kabras on the final clash of 2018.  Both side Impala and Nondies have four wins from the last six games.

Read: Kenya Cup standings

Collated results

Quins 36-21 Nakuru
Impala 20-22 Nondies
Strathmore 25 –47 Mwamba
Kabras 41 – 5 Oilers
KCB 50-3 Machine
Homeboyz 35-23 Blak

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