Rugby: Enterprise Cup kicks off with round of 16 action

George Nyambua (left) of Kabras Sugar in action against Strathmore University during Kenya Cup semifinal played in Kakamega.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

The oldest rugby competition in Kenya, the Enterprise Cup, will kicks off with action in the round of 16 on Saturday.

First played in 1930, and donated by sailors from HMS Enterprise who had toured East Africa in 1928.

This tournament is an annual knockout competition and has been played every year with the exception of 1940 -46 due to World War II, 1987 due to the 4th All African Games and 2020-21 due to the Covid -19 pandemic.

Defending champions and newly crowned Kenya Cup champions Kabras Sugar who won it 2019 before the Covid -19 pandemic disrupted local and international sporting activities begin their title defense with a clash at home to Mean Machine.

Resolution Impala Saracens, losing finalists in 2019 have a tough outing against Kenya Cup runners up Menengai Oilers while KCB take on the Strathmore Leos.

Other matches in the round of 16 pit Blak Blad against Mombasa, Mwamba hosting Kisumu as Topfry Nakuru take on Masinde Muliro with Nondescripts facing Western Bulls.
The second tier Mwamba Cup round of 16 also kicks off on Saturday.
 
Enterprise Cup Round of 16 Fixtures
Saturday 19 March 2022
Kenya Harlequin vs Homeboyz  | 3pm  | RFUEA Ground
Resolution Impala Saracens vs Menengai Oilers | 2:30 pm | Impala Sports Club
Top Fry Nakuru vs Masinde Muliro | 3pm  | Nakuru Athletic Club
KCB vs Strathmore Leos | 3pm | KCB Sports Club
Nondescript vs Western Bulls |3pm |  Ngong Racecourse
Blak Blad vs Mombasa RFC | 3pm|  Kenyatta University
Kabras Sugar v Mean Machine | 3pm  | ASK Kakamega
Mwamba RFC vs Kisumu RFC  |1pm | Ngong Racecourse

Mwamba Cup
Saturday 19 March 2022
Kabras Sugar II vs Menengai Oilers II | 1pm | ASK Kakamega
Strathmore Leos II vs Nondescript II 11am Madaraka
Resolution Impala II vs Kiambu RFC | 11am| Impala Club
Top Fry Nakuru II vs Northern Suburbs | 1pm | Nakuru Athletic Club
Homeboyz II vs USIU | 3pm | Jamhuri Park
KCB II vs Catholic Monks | 1pm |KCB Sports Club
Kenya Harlequin II vs Administration Police 11am RFUEA Ground
Mwamba RFC II vs Blak Blad II | 11am (TBC) | Ngong Racecourse

 

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