Rugby Rugby

Christie win adds gloss to KCB’s dominance


KCB-SEVENS-CHAMPSNAIROBI, Kenya, September 9- KCB ended the season in style, their 17-12 win over Lunch Bar Quins in the Christie Seven final capping a dominant season that saw them win three win cup finals en route to being crowned the 2013 Safaricom Sevens Series champions.

This tense final played before a capacity crowd at the RFUEA Grounds saw Quins start the game with vigor, taking the game to KCB but Kenya Sevens skipper Andrew Amonde gathered the ball in his half, sprinting clear to score but Fabian Olando missed the conversion, 5-0 to KCB.

Edwin Salamba conjured up a second try for KCB, literally out of nothing, Olando making no mistake with the conversion, 12-0 KCB.

Quins were still in the game, Eden Agero gathering his own high ball to score a first try. His conversion was good, 12-7 the scores and it was game on. Agero would land a second try for Quins right on half time, all square 12-12 going into half time.

KCB were the more dominant side in the second half, pressing Quins, and even missing a clear cut scoring opportunity when Olando dropped the ball on the try line after being played in by Amonde. They would keep up the pressure, scoring the match winning try through Amonde.

KCB topped the series standings with 96 points, 14 clear of second placed Quins.

Collated Results

Shield Final

Eldoret 21 Kabras 19

Bowl Final

Nakuru 26 Blak Blad 5

Plate Final

Strathmore 14 Nondies 12

Third Place Playoff

Homeboyz 12 Impala 7

Main Cup Final

KCB 17 Quins 12