What you need to know:
- Kenya Sevens speedster Archadius Khwesa's hat-trick lifts Blak Blad past Homeboyz
- In the second of the two fixtures held at KCB’s den, the bankers were too strong for Nakuru, registering the biggest winning margin so far this season, 62-5
- At the RFUEA Grounds, Kenya Harlequin were made to sweat in a nail-biting 21-20 win against visitors Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad picked their first points of the 2021/22 Kenya Cup season by humiliating limping Homeboyz 28-0 as bitter rivals Kabras Sugar and defending champions KCB maintained their perfect start on Saturday.
Coach Motto Williams’ Blak Blad, who last defeated Homeboyz in 15s rugby in 2010 when both were still in Nationwide league, finally got their revenge against the Deejays inspired by a hat-trick from Kenya Sevens speedster Archadius Khwesa.
Derrick Wechuli scored two tries for the students who led 20-0 at the break. Captain Lionel Ekesa also scored a penalty.
“This is our first win of the season. It means a lot to me, the technical bench and the players, especially because we have never got a point from Homeboyz. Our last win against them in the 15s rugby was 13-12 back in 2010 when both of us were still in the lower leagues. It’s really a big win for us,” said Williams after the early kick-off at KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka, Nairobi.
He added, “We settled well in the match early. Everything worked well for us, we forced them into making mistakes and dominated set-pieces.”
Blak Blad, who amassed a bonus point and condemned Homeboyz to three straight losses, will travel to Nakuru for their next league assignment against struggling former champions Top Fry Nakuru.
Homeboyz welcomed their stars from Kenya Sevens Jeffrey Oluoch and Bush Mwale, but were unable to break their opponents.
In the second of the two fixtures held at KCB’s den, the bankers were too strong for Nakuru, registering the biggest winning margin so far this season, 62-5.
At the RFUEA Grounds, Kenya Harlequin were made to sweat in a nail-biting 21-20 win against visitors Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST).
Byron Ogada opened the scoring by drilling home a drop goal to put MMUST 3-0 up but Mark Wandetto’s converted try saw the hosts lead 7-3. Another converted effort from Meshack Akenga put Quins 14-3 up. The Kakamega-based side responded with a converted try from Brian Ndeda for 14-10 before Ogada drilled home a penalty to reduce the gap to one point.
The second half was another end-to-end affair, with Quins landing their third converted try through new signing Johnstone Mung'au from Kabras before Masinde Muliro squeezed a converted try at the death.
Homeboyz 0-28 Blak Blad
Strathmore Leos 22-12 Impala Saracens
Kenya Harlequin 21-20 Masinde Muliro
KCB 62-5 Top Fry Nakuru
Kabras Sugar 46-17 Mwamba
Menengai Oilers 29-5 Nondescripts