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Impala, KCB state intent

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 25- Defending champions Impala and last year’s beaten finalists Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) stormed in to the semi finals of the Resolution Health Impala Floodlits with comprehensive victories on Saturday.

Victor Sudi, Mike Mugo and Moses Kola scored a brace each for hosts Impala who put United States International University-Africa (USIU) to the sword by running in thirteen tries to beat the students 80-3.

Nato Simiyu, Paul Oimbo, Joel Omer, Jake Kamau, Lawrence Buyachi, Vincet Mose and Innocent Simiyu added a try each for the defending champions to set up a mouth watering clash with University of Nairobi Mean Machine on Saturday.

National sevens star Dennis Mwanja was in sublime rampaging form as he spearheaded KCB’s 42-3 demolition of Mwamba.

Kingsley Litali and Calvins Biko both crossed the whitewash twice with new recruit Ken Isindu, Fabian Olando and veteran Franklin Amiani scoring a try each.

Mwamba standoff  Kevin Wambua scored the black shirts only points with a penalty as his team tried in vain to cope with the absence of Humphrey Kayange, Collins Injera, Lavin Asego and Horace Otieno.

Nakuru RFC beat Eric Shirley shield side KCB Cubs 18-13 in a match that was decided in sudden death.

Aggrey Omiyo finished off a flowing Wanyore move to complete an epic comeback and book a date with KCB in the semi.

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A try from Cubs prop Keith Kibira put his team  5-0 up but Nakuru responded in the second half through tries from Leslie Ochieng, Haroun Lubisia took them to 13-5 but a penalty from Larry Safari and a late try from Sammy Warui made it 13 all at full time.

Earlier Mean Machine beat Impala Boks 44-0 without ever getting out of first gear.

Isaac Makori and Cedric Odera scored a brace of tries with Fidel Sinei, Sam Ochieng and Ian Were each touching down once. Sinei added three conversions and a penalty.

There was a huge upset in the schools category as Moi Forces Academy (MFA) stunned  Lenana School 26-5 in the schools category quarter final.

It was business as usual for Nairobi School and Alliance who swept aside Ofafa Jericho and Muhuri Muchiri respectively while Mangu thumped Kiambu High 37-3.

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