Rugby: KCB, Quins face-off in Impala Floodlit quarters on Wednesday

KCB winger Jacob Ojee in action during the Kakamega Sevens.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

The delayed Impala Floodlit tournament quarterfinal match pitting holders KCB Rugby Club and Kenya Harlequin will now kick off on Wednesday from 5 pm at Impala Grounds in Nairobi.

Power failure on the right side of the pitch forced the abandonment of the match on Saturday with Impala and Nondescripts game also postponed.

Organizers said that the tough decision to postpone the matches was reached by the organizing committee, clubs, and match officials after the lights failed since the safety of players couldn’t be guaranteed

Two other quarterfinal matches had already been played early Saturday where Menengai Oilers dismissed Nakuru Rugby 26-13 to set up a semi-final clash with Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad.

This is after Blak Blad rallied from 13-7 down at the break to stun Strathmore Leos 20-19 to sail through to the semi-finals.

The power hiccups saw the abandonment of the match between hosts Impala and Nondescripts when Nondies were leading 15-0. It remains to be seen whether the game will be resumed at 15-0 or restarted.

This fixture will resume at 5.00 pm on Wednesday before champions KCB face Kenya Harlequin in the day’s last fixture at 6.30 pm.

Meanwhile, there were two matches played in the Victoria 15s quarterfinals in Kakamega.  Masinde Muliro and Kabras Sugar joined Kisumu and Western Bulls in the semifinals after winning their encounters.

Masinde Muliro were 51-0 winners over Eldoret while Kabras Sugar defeated Mbale 46-0.

Collated Results

Impala Floodlit Quarters

Blak Blad 22 Strathmore Leos 19

Menengai Oilers 26 Nakuru 13

Nondescripts 15 Impala 0 (suspended at halftime)

KCB v Kenya Harlequin (postponed to Wednesday)

Victoria 15s

Quarterfinals

Kabras Sugar 46 Mbale 0

Kisumu v Kisii (Walkover to Kisumu)

Masinde Muliro 51 Eldoret 0

Western Bulls v University of Eldoret (Walkover to Western Bulls)

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