In Summary
  • Upsets were in plenty as minnows Kisii, Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad and Nondescripts claimed the scalp of big wigs when Kabeberi Sevens, the second leg of the National Sevens Series got underway on Saturday at the RFUEA grounds.
  • However, as predicted Series champions Homeboyz, who are fresh from winning Driftwood Sevens last weekend, Christie Sevens champions Kabras Sugar and Menengai Oilers easily slayed their opponents to ease through to the main Cup quarterfinals.
  • After they were almost embarrassed by Daystar to square it out for a 12-12 draw in their Pool A opener, Nondies would recover for the first upset of the day, downing hosts Mwamba 19-17 in their second match.

Upsets were in plenty as minnows Kisii, Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad and Nondescripts claimed the scalp of big wigs when Kabeberi Sevens, the second leg of the National Sevens Series got underway on Saturday at the RFUEA grounds.

However, as predicted Series champions Homeboyz, who are fresh from winning Driftwood Sevens last weekend, Christie Sevens champions Kabras Sugar and Menengai Oilers easily slayed their opponents to ease through to the main Cup quarterfinals.

After they were almost embarrassed by Daystar to square it out for a 12-12 draw in their Pool A opener, Nondies would recover for the first upset of the day, downing hosts Mwamba 19-17 in their second match.

It’s a defeat that confined Mwamba to their second consecutive Challenge Trophy appearance after they had lost 22-14 to Homeboyz in their opening match.

Kenya Harlequin might have escaped the wrath of Kisii when they claimed a slim 19-15 victory in Pool B opener, but Nakuru, who reached the final at Driftwood last weekend, were not lucky.

The Kisii side stream-rolled over 2015 Series champions Nakuru 14-12 in Pool B duel, as Blak Blad handed the hapless Kabeberi Sevens titleholders Impala Saracens a 21-7 defeat in Pool C.

“We missed a good opportunity to say Quins in the opening match after some defensive lapse, missed conversions and poor officiating costing us,” said Kisii coach Eric Bosire. ‘”We executed our game plan well for the victory against Nakuru.”

Kisii were due to meet KCB in their last of Pool B duel.

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