SCHOOL GAMES: Kisii School pip Maseno School to win tense Nyanza rugby final

Kisii School in action against Maseno during the rugby 15s final.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Kisii School are the 2023 Nyanza Region Secondary Schools rugby 15s champions.

The hosts dethroned Maseno School to be crowned champions after winning 10-8 in a high-tempered final.

Maseno School walked out of the match with five minutes left on the clock citing poor officiating.

Kisii High School were leading 10-8 when their opponents walked out in protest.

After deliberations among match officials, Kisii High School were declared regional champions with Maseno School settling second.

Kisii coach Lee Aston said they are now targeting the national title after winning all their matches in the Term One games.

“It was a good game until the final minutes when our opponents disagreed with the officials. It shows how bad every team wanted to win. Maseno were equally strong and despite the situation, am glad we came out on top and now we change our focus to nationals ,” said Aston.

In Western region, Butula Boys were declared the rugby 15s champions after overcoming Vihiga High 12-7 in the final.

Butula reached the final after their opponents Koyonzo Secondary School were disqualified after being accused of fielding an ineligible player in the semis. They had won the match 12- 6.

Quinto Omusugu, Western Region Secondary School Sports Association Secretary, said Koyonzo were sent packing after a successful appeal by Butula Boys.

Koyonzo is accused of fielding a player who was transferred from another school but had not completed the recommended 90 days.

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