By Kenya Rugby Union
Published February 27, 2018
Kenya Cup defending champions KCB has made it to the semifinal stage after beating Kabras Sugar 41-12.
The match, that was played at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka on February 24, 2018, was marked by a frenetic start with both KCB and Kabras squandering try-scoring opportunities.
Darwin Mukidza slotted home a penalty after twenty minutes of play to put KCB three points up before Peter Karia landed a try that Mukidza converted to see KCB go 10 points up.
KCB added a second try through Nick Ongeri that, once again, Mukidza converted for a 17-0 lead.
A Mukidza penalty saw KCB go 27-0 up before Philip Wokorach, Kabras’ most consistent player on the day, landed a converted try for a 27-7 score.
The bankers landed their bonus point try, Felix Ojow going over with Mukidza adding the extras for a 34-7 lead.
George Nyambua’s try for Kabras brought the score to 34-12 before KCB’s Mukidza scored and converted to see the bankers go 41-12 up, a lead they held onto and saw them secure Kenya Cup home semifinal qualification with a game to spare.
Meanwhile, Menengai Cream Homeboyz boosted their Kenya Cup home semifinal qualification. They will, however, have to avoid defeat when they play away against the Strathmore Leos to secure semifinal qualification.
Resolution Impala Saracens, on their part, were made to fight for the 23-10 win over the Leos at the Impala club while Top Fry Nakuru kept their slim playoff qualification hopes alive with a 24-11 over Nondescripts at the Nakuru Athletic Club.
Stanbic Mwamba posted a 34-20 win over Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad, a result that saw them climb two places on the log from 10th to 8th position while SportPesa Quins were 43-17 winners over Resolution Kisii.