KCB leapfrogs Nakuru to top league table


Champions Kenya Commercial Bank toppled Nakuru from the summit of the Kenya Cup table of standings when they crushed hosts Blak Blad 40-8 at Kenyatta University grounds as Kenya Harlequin thrashed Thika 88-0 at the RFUEA grounds in weekend matches.

KCB will have Homeboyz to thank for their new leadership of the league table.

The relative newcomers to Kenyan rugby stunned the 2013 and 2014 league champions Nakuru 25-23 at the Jamhuri Park show grounds.

Nondescripts beat visiting Mean Machine from the University of Nairobi 25-5 in the double header at the show grounds.

Mwamba and last year’s losing finalists Kabras Sugar battled to an exciting 20-20 draw as Resolution Impala edged out Western Bulls 37-22 in another double header at Railway Club, Nairobi.

The marauding Strathmore Leos tore Bungoma Sharks apart 86-0 at Madaraka grounds for their third consecutive victory.

Impala touched down six times through Sydney Muniafu, who managed a brace, and veteran Innocent Simiyu, Bill Omondi and Kelvin Ochami with one try each.

George Okowa made two conversions as Vincent Mose curled over a penalty in a match Impala led 29-5 at the break. Western Bulls, who are still chasing their first win of the season, got their tries through, Elkana Musonye, who scored a double and Teddy Akalu.

Gregory Odhiambo, Louis Kisia and Michael Agevi were on the mark for Mwamba with tries. Ageless Tito Oduk slotted over one conversion.

“We missed three penalties and two conversions which could have made the difference,” rued Mwamba coach John Mbai. “We also gave out easy penalties but it’s a good result against a quality side that reached the final last year.” Mwamba were also coming from 8-10 defeat to Homeboyz in their previous encounter.

Collins Shikoli, Humphrey Mulama and Felix Ojoo propelled Homeboyz to victory with a try apiece as Kelvin Masai made two conversions in addition to two penalties. Kelvin Ominde converted Edwin Makori’s two tries and stroked home three penalties.