Rugby: In-form Kabras Sugar slide past Menengai Oilers

By Washington Onyango: Sunday, January 13th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Rugby
Kabaras Rugby Football Club team player in action against Menengai Oilers Rugby team players during Kenya cup match played on January 12, 22019 at Kakamega show ground. BY BENJAMIN SAKWA

South African international Mario Wilson scored a hat-trick of tries to inspire Kabras Sugar RFC to their sixth straight win in the 2019 Kenya Cup defeating tenth-placed Menengai Oilers 41-5 yesterday at Kakamega Showground.

The in-form millers took five minutes to find sweetness in the Oilers team with another South African player Logan Basson touching down to give the Kenya Cup log leaders a 5-0 lead after Ugandan international Philip Wokorach missed to convert.

Ten minutes later, Mario Wilson hit the ground running stepping past the Oilers defence to get the first of his three match day six tries.

The South African duo then combined to give the sugar men a comfortable 15-0 lead after only 20 minutes.

Kabras then dominated the game keeping the visitors at bay and in the last kick before halftime, Brian Juma got Kabras’ fourth try with Wokorach converting his first try of the match to take a commanding 22-0 lead.

In the second half, Oilers responded with a bang, scoring their first try from kick off with Bildard Ogeta sprinting to touch down. Keoga Derick missed the conversation to put the scores at 22-5.

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The visitors taking the game to the 2016 champions did not pay off as Mario Wilson got his third of the day to break Oilers’ second half dorminance.

Substitute Kevin Keegan and Bramwel Mayaka scored two late tries to hand the millers their sixth consecutive bonus.

Kabras Sugar head coach Henly Du Plessis lauded his charges saying he is happy with the team’s performance despite Oilers’ second half stellar performance outplaying his team.

“We needed a test and today my boys have a lesson to learn from especially after being outplayed in the second half.

“However, we will learn from the mistakes because harder matches are coming,” Du Plessis said. [Washington Onyango ]