Western Bulls have qualified for the semis of the KRU Championship without kicking a ball after Mombasa pulled out of the quarterfinal clash which was slated for the Bull Ring in Kakamega.
Western Bulls head coach Bram Shikanda confirmed to the Scrummage that they will not be in action this weekend as Mombasa have pulled out due to unavoidable circumstances. Scrummage understands unavailability of a number of players who have different commitments is the reason behind their failure to honour the clash.
And it’s a walk over! ??♂️
— Western Bulls Rugby (@WesternBulls) April 27, 2019
Bulls will now tackle USIU in the semis slated for Nairobi in two weeks time as they seek to return to the top tier after a two-season absence. The two sides faced off once in the regular season with Bulls winning 13-6.
Mombasa withdrawal means that only one clash will be played this weekend. Kisumu RFC will host MMUST in the other KRU Championship quarters.
This will be the third meeting between Kisumu and MMUST this season. The first meeting came on the second day of the regular season and MMUST were handed a 28-3 defeat.
The Kakamega based side revenged the loss by beating Kisumu 41-20 on matchday 13 of the regular season