Homeboyz relinquished the Great Rift 10 Aside title but Simon Odongo who took charge of the side during the tournament is happy that the young side that graced the event performed well.
The young Deejays were seeking to join Impala on the list of the sides that have won the title three times in a row but their dream was cut short after a 10-5 loss to Menengai Oilers in the finals.
Enroute to the finals, Homeboyz finished second in Pool A after wins over Nondies, JKUAT Cougars and a draw to Impala Saracens. On day two of the event, the Deejays beat MMUST, and Blak Blad to reach the finals.
Odongo believes finishing second was a big achievement for his charges. He added that it is a build-up ahead of the National 7s Circuit campaign
“Nothing went wrong, everyone played well and we were playing against the Main Oilers side. A side that has beaten the likes of Mwamba, Quins. For our development side to come here and put a good show is quite encouraging and its an achievement. The players played against some of the top sides in the country and did well,” he told Scrummage.
“Having carried a development we were hoping to see them expressed themselves. None of the Kenya 7s and Kenya Cup guys were named in the team. We were seeking to see how we can blend the young guys ahead of the upcoming 7s season,” he added.
Homeboyz focus is now on the Eric Shirley Shield quarters.
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) April 19, 2019