Sudden death try sends Blad to Great Rift 10s semis

Two-time Great Rift 10 Aside winners KCB have made it to the semis of the competition and they will tackle Oilers in the first clash of the last four.

Defending champions Homeboyz will face Blak Blad in the second semifinal. Impala, Strathmore, MMUST and Mean Machine have dropped to the fifth place semis.

First quarter

Impala Saracens were knocked out of the main cup after a 14-5 loss to KCB. KCB scored two converted tries in the opening half. Jeff Okwach scored the first try while Elphas Adunga crossed over for the second try.

Impala’s consolation came after KCB were reduced to nine men. The Ngong Road-based side scored unconverted through Peter Mutuku.  In the last half, KCB held on the lead to reach the last four.

Second Quarter

In the second quarterfinal, Oilers staged a comeback to beat Strathmore 17-12. Strathmore ran two quick tries to lead 12-0. Derrick Mbaire cut the deficit with a converted try after a 12-7 score at the break.

From the break, Derrick Keyoga bagged a converted try for his side to lead 14-12. Gibson Weru charges added unconverted try to win the clash.

Third Quarter

Defending Champions Homeboyz beat MMUST 10-5 to reach the semis. The Deejays started off by bagging the opening try through skipper Brian Songoi which turned out to be the lone score in the opening half.

In the last stanza MMUST leveled the scores after unconverted try but Amon Wamalwa’s unconverted try ensured Homeboyz went through.

Final quarter

The first half of the varsity Derby was tight and no side allowed its defence to breached. The second half was not different as the sides played to another scoreless  draw. The match had to be decided in the extra time.

Dennis Mutethia’s sudden death try send Blak Blad to the semis of the competition.


Main Cup semis

KCB vs Oilers

Homeboyz vs Blak Blad

Fifth Place

Impala vs Strathmore Leos

MMUST vs  Mean Machine

Challenge semis 

Nondies vs Nakuru

JKUAT VS Makueni

13th place 

Kiambu vs Moi

Egerton vs UoE

Main Cup Quarterfinal

Impala Saracens 5-14 vs KCB

Menengai Oilers 17-12 Strathmore Leos

Masinde Muliro  5-10 Homeboyz

Blak blad  0 (5)-0 (0)Mean Machine

 Challenge Trophy Quarterfinals

Nondies 24-0 Kiambu

Nakuru 24-0 Moi University

Egerton Wasps 5-7 JKUAT

UoE 0-5 Makueni

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