Rivals KCB and Kabras Sugar reach Driftwood Sevens quarterfinals

Paul Abuto [with ball]  of KBRS out runs KCB players during Safari sevens rugby tournament played at Mombasa sports club. The teams drew with 12 points. 18th June 2022.[Omondi Onyango,Standard]

Defending champions KCB and arch rivals Kabras Sugar are trough to the quarterfinals of the Driftwood Sevens.

The two rivals finished joint top of Group B after winning two and drawing one match each at the third leg of the 2022 National Sevens Circuit played at Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday.

The bankers thrashed Jumia Pay Pirates and Daystar 51-0 and 15-0 respectively to take charge of Group B as their rivals Kabras Sugar matched their performance with a 22-5 win over Jumia Pay Pirates and a 28-0 win over Daystar Falcons.

The two giants could however not be separated in the decider match as Kabras Sugar held the bankers to a 12-12 draw as they finished joint top with eight points.

Kabras and KCB in the process qualified for the quarterfinals set for today.

Others making the last eight are Kenya Harlequin, Mwamba and Homeboyz.

Quins saw off Nakuru 17-0 before thrashing Blak Blad 31-0 as Mwamba defeated Nondies and Zetech Oaks 14-0 and 17-5 respectively.

On the other hand, Homeboyz narrowly saw off Impala 10-5 before edging off favourites and series leaders Strathmore Leos 17-14.

Leos, fresh from winning Christie Sevens, also made the quarters after a 50-0 win over Impala in their last Group A match. They had defeated Mombasa 29-0 in their opening match.