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Championship: Catholic, USIU at home, Western Bulls on the road
By Patrick Korir | Fri 15 Feb, 2019 18:47

The penultimate round of cross over games in the second tier Kenya rugby Union Championship League will be played on Saturday 16 February, 2019.

Log leaders Catholic Monks, with 33 points so far, will host eleventh placed Kitale RFC at their backyard in Karen in one of the six games teed up on the day.

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Monks come to the game a dented lot having gone down 15-8 away to Masinde Muliro University last weekend.

Howbeit, they are unblemished at home and will parade that run against a Kitale side that knows no win on the road, having lost five straight games  away from home.

Second placed Western Bulls, just behind Catholic on point difference, will be in Njoro to sample home team Egerton Wasps who are currently placed sixth with 17 points.

In late January, the Wasps hit Kitale 12-11 in their last home game as Bulls went down 27-10 in their last away trip in match day 8 to Monks. Last weekend Wasps picked freebies after a surface earmarked for an away game to Kisii was rendered unplayable. Bulls on their part hit South Coast Pirates 39-6 in Kakamega.

Third placed USIU, on 32 points, will be home for a duel against ninth placed Kisii RFC. The Martials go to the game carrying a loss from their last game against Kitale. They lost 21-15.

USIU is unbeaten at home having taken down Pirates, Monks, Kisumu and Masinde Muliro University in games they have hosted previously. Only once has Kisii won on the road - a 6-11 win over University of Eldoret (UoE) in week 4.

UoE, now eighth with 16 points, will be away to ninth placed Ng'ong RFC as basement side Pirates invites fourth placed Kisumu in Ukunda. Ngong will hope to make amends in the upcoming game having gone down 8-15 to Bulls in week 8 in their last home game.

Save for a walkover handed out in week 8 against a no-show Kisii, Pirates are yet to win a Championship field game this season.                                 

Match Day 10 fixtures-Saturday 16 February 2019

Mombasa v MMUST

Catholic v Kitale

USIU v Kisii

Egerton v Western Bulls

SC Pirates v Kisumu

Ngong v UoE

Patrick Korir
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