Rugby: Homeboyz fire warning shots in Prinsloo Sevens

Prinsloo sevens Rugby Gramwel Bunyasi (left) of Top Fry Nakuru RFC battles for the ball with Ian Minjire of Impala RFC during the Prinsloo sevens at Nakuru Athletics Club on September 23,2016.Photo:Kipsang Joseph/Standard

 

National Sevens Circuit champions Homeboyz showed they are ready for the title defence after they thrashed Mombasa RFC 38-0 as the Prinsloo Sevens Championships started yesterday at Nakuru Athletic Club.

Homeboyz stormed off the blocks with gusto running rings around their inferior opponents.

Four tries from Geoffrey Oluoch and another one from Humphery Olama and Brian Songoi as well as conversions from Michael Wanjala was all the Deejays needed for victory. They top pool C that has Strathmore Leo’s and University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine.

Leos beat Mean Machine 22-17 in another match where the two sides fielded national sevens team players.

Hosts Nakuru RFC staged a good show as they humbled top seeds Impala RFC 19-10 in pool A match, which has Nondescripts and Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad.

Nakuru RFC head coach Mitch Ocholla expects a tough contest. “All teams are strong enough and well prepared to win the title. We expect a tough competition from all teams. We are set to take back the title from Homeboyz,” he said.

Nakuru RFC overcome stiff opposition to dismiss Nondescripts 14-10 in their second match to qualify for the knockout stages with a match at hand against Blak Blad.

In their second match, Impala beat Blak Blad 12-7.

However, Blak Blad made a comeback to smash Nondescripts 22-5 in their second match. [Ben Ahenda]

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes to compete under one bizzare condition

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave a green light for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics despite a ban on the country's national team. This means that they will not fly the flag of Russia in the 2018 Olympics.

How the Chelsea dressing room reacted to drawing Barcelona in the Champions League

Chelsea discovered their Champions League fate on Monday when they were drawn against old foes Barcelona in the last-16 of the competition. Upon learning they would be facing their old foes in the Champions League last-16 this February, Chelsea players were relaxed. According to reports in Sport, the Blues stars took the news "very well" as they are already mentally prepared for the tie.

Wanyama’s return to action draws near

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama returned to training for the Premier League club on Monday as he recovers from a knee injury sustained at the start of the campaign. The 26-year-old Kenyan international, who missed just two league games last season, featured in the north London club’s first two matches before picking up the injury ahead of the home match against Burnley in August

Arsenal's Europa League hopes to be tested by Swedish giants

Arsenal's hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ostersunds, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded in the same month Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners.

Real eyes Liverpool star in mouthwatering deal

Real Madrid are readying a player-plus-cash deal to take Mo Salah to the Bernabeu - and are willing to offload Lucas Vazquez in the other direction. That is according to Don Balon, who say Los Blancos are serious about their interest in the Egyptian who has taken the Premier League by storm this season.

Gor Mahia dominate season’s nominees list

The Gor Mahia attacking trio of George Odhiambo, Jacques Tuyisenge, and Meddie Kagere have made the eight-man shortlist for the inaugural Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Player of the Year award. The three, who scored a combined 32 goals to help K’Ogalo win a record 16th Kenyan Premier League title, will battle it out with their captain, Musa Mohammed, and last year’s winner, Kenneth Muguna, for the top accolade.

More Stories
Rugby: Shujaa cornered in Cape Town

Kenya lost 19-17 to Samoa in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinal of the second leg of the Cape Town Sevens yesterday.

Rugby: Shujaa hoping for good show in Cape Town Sevens

Kenyans face France and Russia before real test against South Africa.

KRU sack Kenya Simba's Jerome Paarwater

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has confirmed the firing of Kenya Simbas head Coach Jerome Paarwater.

Series champions South Africa give Kenya a hiding: Shujaa bounces back from Boks’ humiliation to beat Uganda in Dubai series

Kenya’s slim glide into Main Cup: Shujaa bounces back from Boks’ humiliation to beat Uganda in Dubai series

New sponsor for Rugby 7’s: Bidco Africa unveiled as Shujaa and Lionesses shirt sponsors

Bidco Africa has been unveiled as the new co-sponsors of Kenya Sevens and Kenya Lionesses for the next three years.

Ayimba slams new World Rugby rule

World Rugby’s apparent plan to ban players from writing messages on strappings worn on their wrists in matches in the Sevens World Series has received widespread criticism across the globe.

Rugby: Ayodi ready to lead team

Newly appointed Kenya Sevens captain Oscar Ayodi is determined to lead the national sevens rugby team to success this season.

KCB confident of retaining Kenya Cup title

Kenya Cup champions Kenya Commercial Bank have outlined their ambitions as the new 2017/2018 season kicks off today with five matches on the card.

Rugby: Simiyu banks on experience for Dubai Sevens

Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent "Namcos" Simiyu has opted for a tried-and-tested group of players for the HSBC Sevens World Series season-opening Dubai Sevens set for December 1and 2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.