Blak Blad Stun Quins, Kabras Switch Off Deejays In Kenya Cup Action

Feb 17 - by SPN Correspondent for SportPesa News

Third-placed side stunned 16-15 at KU grounds as front runners silence Homeboyz 18-14 for 10th win of the campaign

Blak Blad in action. PHOTO/Courtesy/KRU

  • Quins took a 0-3 lead when Lyle Asiligwa drilled in a penalty but Brian Wahinya delighted the home crowd at KU Grounds when he crossed the whitewash for the first try of the contest to give Blak Blad a 5-3 advantage
  • At KCB Sports Club, Stanbic Mwamba RFC ran amok, thrashing another university side Mean Machine 53-8 for the highest score of the Kenya Cup weekend where young Joel Inzuga claimed a hat-trick of tries
  • Kabras Sugar RFC underlined their Kenya Cup credentials when they raced to a 10th successive win by edging Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC 18-14

NAIROBI, Kenya-Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad RFC stunned domestic giants and third-placed Kenya Harlequins in a nail-biting 16-15 victory in the highlight of Saturday's action in the Kenya Cup.

Quins took a 0-3 lead when Lyle Asiligwa drilled in a penalty but Brian Wahinya delighted the home crowd at KU Grounds when he crossed the whitewash for the first try of the contest to give Blak Blad a 5-3 advantage.

Leroy Mbugua added another five-pointer in the 37th to stretch their lead only for Paul Kioko to produce a try for Quins to reduce the deficit to 8-10 with both teams failing to land conversations in the opening period.

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The game remained on a knife-edge until 15 minutes into the second half when Quins struck when Hillary Baraza dotted down for a try converted by Asilingwa for a 10-15 lead for the visitors.

Blak Blood hit back to snatch victory when Lionel Aieliti and Wahinya sent two penalties sailing between the posts to settle the contest.

At KCB Sports Club, Stanbic Mwamba RFC ran amok, thrashing another university side Mean Machine 53-8 for the highest score of the Kenya Cup weekend where young Joel Inzuga claimed a hat-trick of tries for their sixth win of the season.

That was before home side KCB RFC prevailed 25-3 against Impala Saracens RFC in a game where all the scoring came in the second half.

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Darwin Mukidza drilled the first points on the board for the Bankers before Shujaa 7s star Sammy Oliech saw his penalty and a chance to level the scores drift wide.

Oliver Mang’eni landed the Bankers’ first try after he sold a dummy to the Impala defense who parted ways for him to score, extending KCB’s lead to 8-0 before the boot of Oliech reduced arrears to 8-3.

It proved to be the only score they registered as the home side sealed the win through a penalty and two quick tries notched by Griffin Musila and Vincent Onyala.

Simba XVs star Mukidza added the extras to both five-pointers to wrap up the crucial victory.

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At the Polo Grounds, Nondescripts RFC beat the Strathmore Leos RFC 26-18 as Kabras Sugar RFC edged a high scoring Nakuru derby 46-37 against Menengai Oilers at the Nakuru Athletics Club.

Kabras Sugar RFC underlined their Kenya Cup credentials when they raced to a 10th successive win by edging Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC 18-14.

Collated Kenya Cup Week 10 scores

Stanbic Mwamba 51 – Mean Machine 8

KCB 25 – Resolution Impala Saracens

Blak Blad 16 – Kenya Harlequins 15

Nondies 26 – Strathmore Leos 18

Top Fry Nakuru 46 – Menengai Oilers 37

Kabras Sugar 39 – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 24

Collated ESS FT scores – Week 10 

KCB 41 – Resolution Impala  10 

Nondescripts 24 – Strathmore 0

Stanbic Mwamba 23 – Mean Machine 7

Kabras 18 – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 14

Blakblad 13 – Kenya Harlequins 46

Top Fry Nakuru 24 – Menengai Oilers 10