In Summary
  • Impala Saracens on Sunday staged attacking and defensive display as they crushed Menengai Oilers 22-5 to retain Kabeberi Sevens title at the RFUEA grounds.
  • Tries from Samuel Motari, Mark Kwemoi, Paul Mutsami and Ian Minjire were enough to see the Sarries, who led 17-0 at the break blow away Oilers. But not before Kwemoi converted his own try.
  • They might have scored only one try through Derrick Kimani but it was a great show from Oilers, who are just on their second season in the National Sevens Circuit.

Impala Saracens on Sunday staged attacking and defensive display as they crushed Menengai Oilers 22-5 to retain Kabeberi Sevens title at the RFUEA grounds.

Tries from Samuel Motari, Mark Kwemoi, Paul Mutsami and Ian Minjire were enough to see the Sarries, who led 17-0 at the break blow away Oilers. But not before Kwemoi converted his own try.

They might have scored only one try through Derrick Kimani but it was a great show from Oilers, who are just on their second season in the National Sevens Circuit.

Strathmore Leos, the 2009 National Sevens Circuit champions, finished third after thumping Christie Sevens champions Kabras Sugar 21-12 in the play-off.

Oilers had finished third at Driftwood Sevens, the opening leg of the National Sevens Circuit, the previous weekend where they beat Mean Machine from the University of Nairobi 21-5 in the play-off.

It was also a great improvement for Resolution sponsored Impala, who finished sixth at Driftwood Sevens.

“Strong mental focus and self-belief is what drove my team to retain the title. It’s not an easy affair especially playing against Oilers, who lay a fantastic game of sevens,” said Impala coach Oscar Osir, who is a former Kenya Sevens skipper.

Osir explained that their game management and respect to their opposition was also other key elements that contributed to their good show. “The players played to their full potential,” said Osir.

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