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Homeboyz on the brink

Win over rivals KCB in Nanyuki leaves side with formality and fate to lift the KRU national sevens series

Homeboyz look forward to lifting their first-ever national sevens circuit overall title this coming weekend after mauling KCB 10-0 to win their third tournament during the inaugural Nanyuki Sevens leg at the Nanyuki Sports Club.

Homeboyz sounded the alarm in the opening tournament by lifting the Prinsloo Sevens tournament, finished second during the Kabeberi Sevens and Driftwood Sevens in Nairobi and Mombasa, respectively and won the Dala Sevens leg in Kisumu and still managed to win the inaugural Nanyuki leg. Homeboyz’s overall championship fate now lies in their own hands.

By reaching the Christies Main Cup quarter-finals this weekend at the RFUEA Grounds, they will definitely uncork their celebration champagne long before the eventual winner is determined. With that feat expected at the end of business on Day One with no sweat on Day Two.

Pleased with the performance so far after lifting their third title in the Nanyuki Sevens inaugural event of the six-leg sevens circuit, Homeboyz head coach Simon Odongo attributed their title win to good discipline of their players right from the Prinsloo leg as well as incorporation of their senior players.

“It was not our first main cup finals this season but the fifth and after having won two before and narrowly lost two, we were mentally prepared to win our third after including some senior players among them Kenyan internationals Humphrey Owuor as well as two Olympians, Oscar Ayodi and Bush Mwale,” said Odongo.

Homeboyz’s two unconverted tries touched down by Humphrey Owuor and Humphrey Mulama were purely out of team play and their individual brilliance as they employed a solid defence play that denied the bankers a single point after the 20-minutes ordeal.

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