Kabras Sugar warmed up for their top of the table Kenya Cup clash against KCB with a 47-15 win over debutants Kisii RFC to stay in third place on the log last weekend. In what will be a mouth-watering match day 10 clash at Nairobi’s Ruaraka grounds, Kabras will take on leaders KCB on February 24 in a repeat of last season’s final with the winner set to take a significant step towards the play-offs.
The sugar millers, who had lost to Homeboyz in the previous match, wasted little time to dispatch Kisii at Kisumu’s Mamboleo grounds, scoring seven tries through Kenyan international George Nyambua (two), Ugandan international Philip Wokorach, Geoffrey Shimbatsi, Joseph Odero, Paul Obuto and Eliphaz Emong. Wokorach converted five tries including his own before he was replaced by Andrew Gathua and his return will be a plus for Kabras as they plot how to bring an end to KCB’s unbeaten run.
Meanwhile, KCB continued their fine run, posting 10 tries as they dispatched CFS Mombasa 60-0 at the Mombasa Sports Club to extended their unbeaten run that leaves them at the top of the standings with 44 points.
The standings now leave KCB at the summit with second-placed Homeboyz, who picked a hard-fought 27-13 win over Kenyatta University’s side Blak Blad at the Jamhuri grounds, second on 39 points one ahead of third-placed Kabras who have 38.
Stanbic Mwamba bounced back from the humiliating defeat to Kisii the previous week to register a 53-12 bonus win over Nondescripts and remain ninth on the log with 13 points after a second win of the season.
Experienced Humphrey Kayange scored a hat-trick of tries in a match Kulabu crossed over the chalk eight times added to a penalty try. Daiel Taabu scored twice with Brad Owako, Greg Odhiambo and Horace Otieno adding a try each.
Nondescripts’ appeal to Kenya Rugby Union—who docked them points for allegedly fielding an ineligible player—is yet to be concluded, leaving them at the bottom of the log despite winning three matches this season.
Elsewhere, Nakuru RFC remain seventh after going down 36-43 to Impala in a critical fixture which could have put them in the play-offs cut following sixth-placed Strathmore Leos’ 22-6 loss to Kenya Harlequins.