Oilers, KCB face off in Eric Shirley Shield’s top of the table clash

The Moi Showground in Nakuru sets the stage for the top of the table clash in the Eric Shirley Shield when leaders and defending champions KCB II play second placed hosts Menengai Oilers II. The bankers come into this clash off the back of three straight bonus point wins, including last weekend’s 72-0 win over Top Fry Nakuru II and hold a one point lead over their hosts who have registered bonus points in two of their three victories to date. The Oilers pulled off a hard fought 14-6 win away to Menengai Cream Homeboyz last weekend.

Third placed Resolution Impala Saracens II will be at home to Stanbic Mwamba II. Impala pulled off a hard win on the road last weekend, edging hosts Kabras II 7-5 in Kakamega. Like the duo ahead of them, Impala have won three out of three, securing one bonus point in the process and are a point behind the Oilers.

Top Fry Nakuru II currently sit second from bottom on the log and are up against eighth placed Kenya Harlequin II at the Nakuru Athletic Club. Nakuru have lost all three of their games to game, are yet to score a try and have conceded an average of 40 points per fixture. Saturday’s clash is an opportunity to turn their fortunes around but Quins who have registered one win and two losses will certainly head to the Rift Valley with other ideas.

Nondescripts II are currently placed seventh on the log and have a tough fixture as they welcome fourth placed Kabras Sugar to the ASK Jamhuri Park. The Rangers were stretched last weekend by Blak Blad II, winning that clash at Kenyatta University 14-7 while Kabras suffered a rare home defeat, falling 7-5 to visiting Impala.

Other clashes will pit Blak Blad II against Kisumu II while Menengai Cream Homeboyz II are up against Western Bulls II.

Saturday’s fixtures

Top Fry Nakuru II  vs Kenya Harlequin II 2pm Nakuru Athletic Club

Menengai Oilers II vs KCB II 2pm Moi Showground, Nakuru

Menengai Cream Homeboyz II  vs Western Bulls II 10am Jamhuri Park(tbc)

Resolution Impala II vs Stanbic Mwamba II  2pm Impala Club

Nondescipts II vs Kabras Sugar II 12pm Jamhuri Park

BlakBlad II  vs Kisumu II 2pm Kenyatta University(tbc)

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