Kenya Harlequins face champions KCB in the Kenya cup semi finals on Saturday as they look to end a seven year winless spell, having last won the trophy in 2012.
Coach Charles Cardovillis will be keen to see his team quickly get over the 54-11 loss they suffered at the hands of Kabras on home turf as mental preparedness will be key heading into the tie.
The tactician pointed out a slow start from the backs as the major undoing in the Kabras game, saying he will be expecting them to join the party from the word go come Saturday.
“Our backs need to come to the party and offer the forwards a go forward platform. They were a bit slow against Kabras and they should switch early on in the game and complement the forwards.”
The Quins backs were in poor shape against the millers, letting Jonah Kubu and Claude Johannes run in easy tries early on in the match. Faulty defence from the backs would again open up a gap to let Mung’au offload the ball to Philip Wokorach for another easy try late in the match.
Quins have not won against the bankers this season, losing 24-10 one month ago at the den in a regular season fixture. The bankers will be looking to bounce back from their enterprise cup loss to Impala which sets up what promises to be crunching and gruelling evening at the den.