Stanbic Mwamba beat Homeboyz RFC 18-17 handed them their second loss of the season as Kenya Cup entered week nine of intense rugby action across the country. Kulabu who were trailing 15-17 heading into the last minutes of the match were awarded a penalty after an infringement by the Deejayz. They split the posts leapfrogging to a one-point lead at full time.
At the Impala Grounds, hosts Resolution Impala Saracens were beneficiaries of a 33-13 win over the Western Bulls while down at the Jamhuri Showgrounds, KCB picked up maximum points as they beat Nondies 38-12.
Kabras Sugar RFC went back to their usual winning ways as they handed Menengai Oilers a 47-12 beating at the Kakamega Showgrounds. Top Fry Nakuru’s journey to Kisumu City was fruitful as they emerged victorious with a 57-26 win over their hosts Kisumu RFC.
At the Kenyatta University Grounds, hosts suffered a narrow 17-21 loss to the Kenya Harlequins. Quins opened up the match with a try off a line out in the first five minutes of the match, Lyle Asiligwa’s conversion gave them the early 7-0 lead. A classy kick and chase from Blakblad saw the ball bounce in their favor, Arcadius Khwesa grounding it, Kelvin Gathu’s conversion leveled the scores to 7-7. Quin’s landed their second try through Eden Agero at the stroke of halftime, Asiligwa’s conversion confirming the 7-14 half time read.
Quins’ forwards marshaled their way into Blakblad’s half, Malcolm Onsando quickly making his way into the opponent’s red zone setting up Roxy Suchi to go over the whitewash for a center post try. Asiligwa’s boot added the twos for a 7-21 score.
What followed next was a full Blakblad show as they slowly but surely made their way into Quins’ half. In the first two visits, they came back with ten points, one penalty and a converted try scored by Khwesa. Scores now read 17-21. Blad’s persistently kept on making efforts to get to the lead of the encounter but the Quins’ defense proved to be stronger with each attempt. The guests held on to the 17-21 score to full time.