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Homeboyz clinch maiden Sevens Series title

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Homeboyz Leonard Mugaisi gains grounds against Stormers.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

Homeboyz’s Leonard Mugaisi gains grounds against Stormers.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17- Having reached the Main Cup quarter-finals at the Christie Sevens, Homeboyz RFC have been crowned the 2016 National Sevens Circuit Champions after reaching an unassailable tally of 128 points.

After two matches, Homeboyz had already confirmed their status as the new champions, their first ever, deposing title holders Nakuru RFC whom they beat in the final match of Group A.

The Deejays started the day with a 22-12 victory over Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad before posting a 41-0 triumph over Stormers to be sure of a minimum of 10 points should they fail to go beyond the Plate semis on Sunday.

They confirmed their status as Group A table toppers with a 12-5 win over Nakuru to advance to the quarters where they face Mwamba RFC who finished second in Group D behind winners Kenya Harlequin.

Homeboyz Humprey Mulama heading to the try-line.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.

Homeboyz’s Humphrey Mulama heading to the try-line.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.

Elsewhere, despite suffering an early day shocker against Nondescripts going down 31-12, Strathmore Leos still managed to squeeze into the cup quarters after finishing second in the group and will meet with Group B winners Kabras.

Oscar Dennis scored twice in between Peter Makuba’s try as the ‘Red Lion’ led 17-5 at the break, the Leos landing once in this half through Ginton Adongo.

Alex Olaba’s converted try after the restart saw Strathmore cut the deficit, trailing Nondies 17-12 before Brian Beckham grounded the ball and added the extras for a 24-12 lead.

 Oscar Dennis stepped through the center, offloading to Balucci Kegode, Beckham converting for the full time score.

In the other cup quarters matches, Impala will face KCB who put off a slow start to the day to finish second while Kenya Harlequins will play Nakuru RFC.

Collated Results

Homeboz 22 Blad 12, Nakuru 21 Stormers 0, KCB 29 Monks 5, Kabras 31 Kobs 5, Impala 17 Oilers 14, Strathmore 12 Nondies 31, Mwamba 12 Machine 12, Quins 34 Daystar 5, Homeboyz 41 Stormers 0, Nakuru 15 Blad 12, KCB 38 Kobs 12, Kabras 49 Monks 7, Strathmore 17 Oilers 10, Mwamba 27 Daystar 7, Quins 17 Machine 0, Blad 29 Stormers 0, Catholic 19 Kobs 24, Oilers 17 Nondies 5, Machine 27 Daystar 0, Homeboyz 12 Nakuru 5, KCB 5 Kabras 17, Impala 5 Strathmore 17, Mwamba 5 Quins 10

Quarterfinal Pairings

Bowl

Black Blad v Daystar, menengai Oilers v Monks, Mean Machine v Stormers, Kobs v Nondies

Main Cup

Homeboyz v Mwamba, Impala v KCB, Quins v Nakuru, Kabras v Strathmore

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