RUGBY: Kabras thump Quins to maintain unbeaten run

By Clement Wekulo: Sunday, February 10th 2019 at 13:04 GMT +3 | Rugby
Kabras Sugar RFC in action during a past match.(PHOTO:Washington Onyango/Standard)

Kabras Sugar preserved their unbeaten record in the 2018-19 Kenya Cup with a 21-3 win over Kenya Harlequin yesterday.

The match, played at the RFUEA grounds, saw Quins open the scoring in the fifth minute through a Lyle Asiligwa penalty.

Asiligwa then failed to score Quins’ second penalty before Philip Wokorach tore through the Quins back line to score a try which he converted.

The sugar millers took a 14-3 lead at half-time after loose forward George Nyambua scored a break away try before Wokorach added the extra two.

A cagey second half would see Quins make forays into the Kabras territory but their efforts were thwarted.

Wokorach would then drift away from a series of Quins players before grounding the ball between the sticks for a try which he converted.

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In an earlier match, Collins Injera scored a hat-trick of tries as Mwamba saw off Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad 26-13.

“It was all about lack of concentration.The boys made too many errors and our kicker was also off form,” Blak Blad coach Michael Otieno said.

The students settled quickly and would have scored twice in the opening 15 minutes but they were undone by their poor handling of the ball.

Blak Blad winger Archadius Kwesa failed to apply a good finish on a well executed move on the right wing before Allan Ominde squandered two penalties in succession.

The students were made to rue their missed chances as Injera received a pass from Martin Okoth before scoring a try which Tony Omondi failed to convert.

The Kenya Sevens speedster would soon bag Mwamba’s second try, fending off his marker before racing clear to the try box. Omondi made amends for his earlier miss as he added the extras to send Kulabu 12-0 up.

Blak Blad reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time as Ominde struck a penalty, his side trailing 12-3 at the break.

Mwamba started the second half on the front foot and they were rewarded when Stephen Wang’ondu dived over for their third try. Substitute Elvis Namusasi scored the ensuing conversion to give his side a 19-3 advantage.

Mwamba’s Horace Otieno was sent to the sinbin for foul play before Blak Blad utilised their numerical advantage to score their first try through Byron Ogada.