Saturday’s double header at the RFUEA Ground served up its fair share of drama starting with the opening fixture between Blak Blad and Menengai Oilers.
The visitors from Nakuru raced into a 12 – 0 lead but the students from Kenyatta University dug deep, levelling the scores. The 12-12 result was the first draw of the new campaign.
Scrumhalf Brian Wahinya was influential for the varsity side, putting out a man of the match performance.
The day’s second clash between Kenya Harlequin and KCB seemed to be done and dusted at the interval, KCB taking a 22-6 lead into the break.
Quins second half response was furious,cutting the 16 point half time deficit to eventually KCB by two points on two occasions, at 27-25 and 35-32.
They were in it all through, pinning KCB on the ropes for large periods of this half.
KCB walked away with the 35-32 result but Quins certainly put up a fight. A great game of rugby it was,Quins number eight Joshua Chisanga a handful on offense and defense. He scored two tries and was unlucky to be on the losing side.
Away from the RFUEA,Kabras Sugar remained rampant, posting a 35-9 win away to Strathmore Leos at the Impala Club. While it is still early days, will they be able to claim a first league title since 2016?
Top Fry Nakuru won at home, posting a 23-10 result over debutantes Masinde Muliro. This is their second win on the trot.
The action continues on 6 March with match day three.
Those fixtures will be confirmed in due course.
Featured image courtesy of Kenya Harlequin