NAIROBI, Kenya, March 30 – Mwamba Rugby Club and Nakuru registered crucial victories on the penultimate round of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup season to send Nondescript out of the playoff slot with only one round of matches to go.
Mwamba beat Nondies 29-22 at the Jamhuri Showground to move to fifth with 44 points, one below Impala Saracens who beat Mean Machine 25-10 at RFUEA Grounds.
Nondies picked a losing bonus to drop to 7th with 42 points, below Top Fry Nakuru who picked a bonus win after beating Blak Blad 26-29.
Nondies’ last game will be against Kenya Harlequin, who stayed at third place despite defeat to KCB, while Mwamba are away to Oilers and Nakuru away to Mean Machine.
In Kakamega, hosts Kabras Sugar went one point above rivals KCB after bagging a 54-7 win over relegation threatened Strathmore Leos.
Kabras won with a bonus to move to 69 points as KCB stay second with 64 due to missing a bonus in their 24-10 win over Kenya Harlequin.
Fijian Jone Kubu, in his first start of the season and playing as fly-half, scored four tries for Kabras while Kenya Simbas international George Nyambua bagged a hattrick as Asuman Mugerwa got one.
-KCB beat Quins-
Elsewhere, KCB ran in three converted tries and a penalty against Kenya Harlequin’s converted try and a drop goal.
Michael Wanjala converted Davies Chenge’s try early in the first half but Quins cancelled it to level 7-7 at the interval.
Quins took a 7-10 lead through Lyle Asiligwa’s try but the 2017 and 2018 champions fought back to go 14-10 up through Samuel Asati’s try that was converted by Ahmed Shaban.
Shaban would boot three more points before Jacob Ojee put the game out of Quins’ reach with a five-pointer converted by Isaac Njoroge.
-Collated Week 15 results-
KCB 24 Quins 10 -FT
Impala 25 Machine 10 -FT
Nondies 22 Mwamba 29 -FT
Blad 26 Nakuru 29 -FT
Homeboyz 24 Oilers 26 -FT
Kabras 54 Leos 7 -FT
Kenya Cup Standing
-Final Round 16 fixtures-
Menengai Cream Homeboyz v KCB
Kenya Harlequin v Nondescripts
Menengai Oilers v Stanbic Mwamba
Resolution Impala Saracens v Kabras Sugar
Strathmore Leos v Blak Blad
Mean Machine v Top Fry Nakuru
Kenya Cup Top Six Playoffs: Saturday 27 April 2019
Kenya Cup Semis: Saturday 4 May 2019
Kenya Cup Final: Saturday 11 May 19
–By Raga House-
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