Rugby Rugby

KCB thrash Kabras to extend unbeaten run

KCB RFC’s Nick Ongeri gains ground against Kabras defence during their Kenya Cup match at the Lions Den in Ruaraka. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – KCB RFC extended their unbeaten run at the summit of the Kenya Cup after thrashing visiting Kabras Sugar 41-12 in the penultimate round hosted at the Lions Den on Saturday.

This match was marked by a frenetic start, KCB and Kabras each squandering try scoring opportunities early on.

Darwin Mukidza would slot home a penalty after twenty minutes of play to put KCB 3-0 up. The bankers would then land a try through Peter Karia, Mukidza converting to see KCB go 10-0 up.

Kabras Sugar head coach Charles Cardovillis during their match against Kenya Cup champions KCB at the Lions Den in Ruaraka. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

Kabras would attack, meekly though, KCB adding a second try through Nick Ongerti off a furious maul, Mukidza converting for a 17-0 lead.

Jacob Ojee,with the defense beaten, and the try line beckoning in invitation,dropped the ball,denying KCB the opportunity for a third try.

The bankers incessant pressure eventually saw former Kenya skipper Brian Nyikuli barge over the chalk, Mukidza converting for a 24-0 lead at the interval.

KCB head coach Curtis Olago with player Nick Ongeri. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA

A Mukidza penalty saw KCB go 27-0 up before Philip Wokorach, Kabras most consistent player on the day,landed a converted try for a 27-7 score.

The bankers would land their bonus point try, Felix Ojow going over with Mukidza adding the extras for a 34-7 lead. Ojow would visit the sin bin moments later,Kabras with a  try for a 34-12 score but Mukidza eventually scored and converted to see the bankers go 41-12 up,a lead they held into the full time whistle.

The result saw KCB secure Kenya Cup home semifinal qualification with a game to spare.

Collated results

KCB RFC 41-12 Kabras Sugar

Nakuru 24-11 Nondescript

Homeboyz 121-11 Mombasa

Mwamba 34-20 Blak Blad

Kenya Harlequin 43-17 Kisii RFC

Impala Saracens 23-10 Strathmore Leos

-By KRU website-