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City rugby 15s champs retain title

Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Nairobi region Term One competitions came to a close yesterday at Nairobi School with minimal upsets registered as most defending champions retained their titles.

Third place finisher at last year’s national games in rugby 15s, Upper Hill, were unstable as they retained their regional title with a 43- 6 thrashing of Lenana School.

On form Nobert Sexton made two tries for the champions while Solomon Maleu, Brian Kimani, Smith Rolf, Pius Odera and Abultalib Wesonga made one try each with lethal fly-half Daniel Katerega making four conversions for eight points.

Upper Hill defeated Dagoretti 17-6 in the semis that pitted the two brothers coach Thomas Walgwe and elder brother Victor Walgwe’s with Thomas’ side carrying the day. “We had practiced hard for close to eight months since we knew there are many factors that we couldn’t predict and had to be ready for any eventuality.

The players are experienced and we played to our structure with the right discipline and attitude, I am happy we won,” said coach Walgwe. In handball, which has been fielded in Term Two A games in previous years, boys’ defending champions Dr Ribiero were eliminated in the semi-finals as Lenana emerged winners to book the finals ticket.

Up against Muhuri Muchiri in the finals, Lenana had Shadrack Kitula and Hayo Achieng’ to thank for as they top scored for the side with nine and six goals respectively. The match ended in a close 26-21 score line.

Antony Njoroge was the top scorer for Muhuri with eight goals. In girls’ handball, New Jogoo Road thrashed neighbours Buruburu 24-9 to book their spot in the finals slated for next month in Embu. Girls’ basketball defending champions Buruburu defended their title against former champions Parklands Arya as they went on to win 57-27.

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