Match Day 2 Talking Points

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.

Brian Wahinya(left)/File Photo

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.

Joshua Chisanga/File Photo

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


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