The early kick off match at the RFUEA Grounds saw Mwamba RFC beat Top Fry Nakuru 41-8 to secure their second win of the season.
It was Nakuru who registered the first points of the match as they drilled in a penalty kick after an infringement by Mwamba taking an early 0-3 lead. Mwamba however quickly got their house in order and started scoring tries from either side of the pitch. In the first half, Brian Kivasia landed a brace and Ronnie Omondi scored Kulabu’s third try. Kivasia converted two of the tries and added a penalty kick for a 22-3 half time score.
Nakuru kicked off the second half with an unconverted try before Mwamba proceeded to registered 19 points bringing their total tally at full time to Mwamba 41, Nakuru 8. This is Mwamba’s second win and Nakuru’s sixth consecutive loss of the season which places them at the bottom on the Kenya Cup standings table.
Strathmore Leos left it till late to secure a hard earned 19-17 victory over the hosts Kenya Harlequins. Leos were trailing throughout the match but a last minute penalty, 40M wide saw them secure the win.
Quins had landed a converted try and a penalty kick in the first half while Leos had scored just one unconverted try for a 10-5 half time score. Strathmore Leos drilled in two penalty kicks that sandwiched a second Quins converted try, scoreboard now reading 17-11 to Quins. A moment of utter brilliance from the Leos fullback saw him land their second unconverted try reducing the gap to 17-16.
— Stephen Musyoka (@smusyoka) January 15, 2022
An infringement by Quins saw Strathmore slice the uprights with a 40M penalty kick that sealed their victory.
The Leos take the lead for the first time in this match with a 40M penalty kick that secures their victory.
— Kenya Cup (@TheKenyaCup) January 15, 2022
At the Ngong Racecourse, hosts Nondies suffered a 9-34 loss in the hands of KCB. Impala Saracens secured their first victory of the season after beating Blakblad 17-7 at the Impala Grounds. In Nakuru, Menengai Oilers registered their sixth consecutive win of the season as they beat Homeboyz 34-6 at the ASK Showgrounds to retain their top of the table position. In the Lurambi derby, Kabras Sugar beat Masinde Muliro 36-14.
Photo: Denis Ekanusu