Rugby: Nakuru RFC beat Homeboyz to Driftwood Sevens

Top Fry Prinsloo Sevens Joel Inzuga of Mwamba RFC running with the ball before scoring a try against Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC during the finals of Top Fry Prinsloo Sevens at Nakuru Athletics Club on July 22,2018.Homboyz won 22- 19.Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard

Nakuru RFC outfoxed Mwamba 12-7 to win Driftwood Sevens, the fourth leg of the National Sevens series, at the Mombasa Sports Club yesterday.

Homeboyz, the defending champions, needed to win in Mombasa to crown the series with four wins - with two series to go after winning Pinsloo (Nakuru), Sepetuka (Eldoret) and Kabeberi Sevens in Machakos.

But they are still in title contention and only need to make it to the semi finals of the remaining two circuits in Dala and Christie Sevens to win the title.

In the final match, Nakuru RFC took a 7-0 lead through Donald Aluoch’s converted try while Collins Injera replied for Mwamba with a try that Daniel Tabu converted for a 7-7 deadlock on regular time.

Nelson Oyoo broke the stalemate when he made a try to steer Nakuru to a 12-7 victory. In the semis,  Mwamba upset Homeboyz 36-21 with touching down twice.

Geogry Ochieng struck a brace, Martin Wanjia added another try as Tabu adding another try and three conversions. Charles Omondi, Leonard Mugaisi and Mark Wandetto landed in three tries that Johnston Olindi converted.

In another semifinal of the main cup, Nakuru RFC rallied from behind to edge out Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) 12-10.

Homeboyz made it to the main cup semi finals with a 29-7 win over Resolution Kisii. The second quarter final between Stanbic Mwamba and Kabras Sugar went into extra time after a 7-7 stalemate before Daniel Taabu saved Mwamba with a try to win in 12-7.

In Challenge trophy final, Harlequins won after beating Resolution Impala 5-7.

In the fifth-place final, Nondies drubbed Kabras 22-0.

In semi finals, Strathmore Leos beat Masinde Muliro 27-7 while Makueni defeated Silverstone Kisumu 14-7.

Strathmore Leos and Masinde Muliro have been relegated.