The 31st edition of Kabeberi 7s, the second leg of the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit, kicked off at the Kinoru Stadium on Saturday 27 July, 2019 with a 21-21 pool A draw between Impala Saracens and Menengai Oilers (pictured - File photo).
That way for the second pool A game where KCB routed home team Meru RFC 32-0 to make it a seventh straight win in this year’s circuit adding on to the six last weekend that delivered the Kakamega 7s title.
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Masinde Mulire University (MMUST) sounded and early warning by taking down Mean Machine a close 12-10 in game three.
Champions Homeboyz kicked off their title retention chase with a 22-0 win over Catholic Monks in game four. The Monks had earlier been drawn to feature in Division II of the competition, in Pool E alongside Daystar Falcons, Webuye and Masaku but were up scaled to replace Stanbic Pirates who pulled out from the event.
A similar change will be noted in Pool D where Kenyatta Universities Blak Blad, earlier banded in Div II pool with Vihiga Granites, KCAA Stormers and COMRAS, were elevated as a replacement of Kabras Sugar who opted out of the event for reasons beyond their control.
In the fifth game of the day, Nondies had a good 24-0 win over Egerton Wasps in the opening pool C game.
2019 Kabeberi 7s Pools
Pool A: KCB, Impala Saracens, Menengai Oilers, Meru RFC
Pool B: Homeboyz, Masinde Muliro Uni, Mean Machine, Stanbic Pirates (UG) Catholic Monks
Pool C: Mwamba, Nondies, Egerton Wasps, Kenya Harlequins
Pool D: Nakuru RFC, Strathmore Leos, Kabras Sugar Blak Blad , Northern Suburbs
Order of play - Div 1 - Saturday 27 May 2019
Early Round 1 results
Impala 21 Menengai Oilers 21
KCB 32 Meru RFC 0
Masinde Muliro Uni. 12 Mean Machine 10
Homeboyz 22 Stanbic Pirates Catholic Monks 0
Nondies 24 Egerton Wasps 0
Stanbic Mwamba vs Kenya Harlequin
Strathmore Leos vs Kabras Sugar Blak Blad
Nakuru RFC vs Northern Suburbs
Impala vs Meru RFC
KCB vs Menengai Oilers
Masinde Muliro Uni. vs Stanbic Pirates Catholic Monks
Nondies vs Kenya Harlequin
Stanbic Mwamba vs Egerton Wasps
Strathmore Leos vs Nothern Suburbs
Nakuru RFC vs Kabras Sugar Blak Blad
Menengai Oilers vs Meru RFC
KCB vs Impala
Mean Machine vs Stanbic Pirates Catholic Monks
Homeboyz vs Masinde Muliro Uni.
Stanbic Mwamba vs Nondies
Kabras Sugar Blak Blad vs Northern Suburbs
Nakuru RFC vs Stratmore Leos