Schools games: Koyonzo crowned new national rugby sevens champions

Rugby action between Koyonzo and Kakamega High.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Koyonozo Secondary School are the new national rugby sevens champions. 

The Kakamega County rugby sevens champions thrashed Butula Boys 31-0 in what will be a repeat of the Western Region finals yesterday to win this year's title. 

In the process, Koyonzo punched their ticket to the East Africa Games slated for Arusha, Tanzania. 

Speaking after the win, Koyonzo rugby coach Oscar Okaron said they cannot wait to play in Tanzania next week. 

“To win the nationals unbeaten is no mean feat and I give it all to the young players who have shown that they can play rugby. Our journey doesn’t end here as we eye to win the East Africa title,” said Okaron. 

Koyonzo who thrashed Butula 26-05 during the Western Region finals saw off Alliance Boy’s 52-0 in the quarters before booking not only a spot in the finals but also a ticket to the East Africa games in Tanzania by knocking out Nduru Boy’s 24-7 in the semis. 

On the other hand, Butula knocked out defending national champions and Nairobi’s Upper Hill 31-5 in the quarters before seeing off Nanyuki 24-7. Koyonzo and Butula will now represent Kenya in Tanzania next month. 

Nanyuki finished third after seeing off Nduru from Nyanza 14-0. 

Main Cup quarters 

Ofafa Jericho 0-28 Nduru 

Koyonzo 52-0 Alliance 

Butula 31-5 Upper Hill 

Nanyuki 14-0 All Saints 

Main Cup semis 

Nduru 7-24 Koyonzo 

Butula 24-7 Nanyuki 

Final 

Koyonzo 31-0 Butula 

 

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