Jan 29, 2011-Nakuru RFC continued with their fairy tale run in the second leg of the Kenya Cup rugby league with a 33-8 demolition of Mwamba at Nakuru Athletic Club.
This was a different side from the Nakuru RFC side that drew 16-16 with Mean Machine last weekend. Try scorers for Nakuru were Benard Chirchir, Javan Murayi, Edwin Makori and Joseph Maina. Murayi added three penalties and slotted two conversions. Coach Eric Situma continues to work wonders with this youthful team. “It was just a matter of getting their mental approach right,” he said.
Mwamba’s free fall continued and it was a try by Horace Otieno and a penalty by Dennis Ombachi which preveneted a white wash. It is a pointer that Mwamba will struggle in their remaining fixtures without players from the national sevens team. Team captain Collins Injera, Lavin Asego and Humphrey Kayange are in the national seven-a-side team.
Elsewhere, the Kenya Harlequin’s charge to the title is unstoppable. Six tries against Mean Machine is just one of the ways that Quins have been able to silence critics. Naphtally Bondo scored two tries while Jared Owinyo, K. Obuye, Victor Sudi and Alan Onyango added one each. David Ambunya added three conversions.
Kenya Cup Results
Quins 41 Machine 13, Impala 33 Nondies 8, Nakuru 33 Mwamba 8, KCB 38 Strathmore 7.
Impala RFC exerted pressure on Quins with a 33-8 win over Nondescripts RUFC at home. Innocent Simiyu kicked over three penalties in the first quarter before Kevin Gachoka replied with a massive 40 meter effort for Nondies before half time.
The second half was much better. Vincent Mose scored a brace and Simiyu converted one to see Impala lead 21-3. Charles Kany replied with a try for Nondies which was as far as they went. With precious time ticking on the clock, and the result likely to stay the same, Leslie Ochieng and Joel Omer landed two converted tries that not only put the Gazelles further ahead, but also secured them a bonus point for scoring four tries.
Kenya Commercial Bank beat Strathmore University 38-7 at home. Benjamin Ojema and Dennis Mwanja scored two tries each. Curtis Olago added one. Peter Mutai put over three conversions and Daniel Turungi one. Strathmore University replied with a try by Felix Ayange. Ken Andola converted.