. KCB parade after winning Kakamega 7s on Sun 21 July 2019 in Kakamega after a 21-12 win over fancied Homeboyz RFC during the first leg of #Stanbic7s National Circuit
KCB wins Kakamega 7s
By Eric Njiru | Sun 21 Jul, 2019 17:12

KCB beat Homeboyz 21-12 to win Kakamega 7s on Sunday July 21 and bag their first sevens trophy since Prinsloo 7s in 2017.

The bankers ran in three converted tries scored by former Homeboyz fly-half Johnstone Olindi, Kenya 7s international Vincent Onyala and Isaac Njoroge.

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The two sides tied 7-7 at the interval after KCB’s Onyala and Homeboyz’s Collins Shikoli scored for either side but Olindi returned to hunt his former side as he took the scores to 14-7 with new signing Levy Amunga adding the extras.

The Deejayz would be penalized at their own 22 for the bankers to take advantage and score their third try. Homeboyz pulled a second try that was not converted and it was too late for a possible comeback.

To reach Cup final, Homeboyz beat Top Fry Nakuru 20-0 while KCB saw off Mwamba 19-5. 

KCB had beaten MMUST 36-0, Kisii RFC 41-0 and Kabras Sugar 29-7 to top pool C with nine points. Late Saturday evening they were docked all points and relegated to challenge trophy but following a successful appeal, they were reinstated and went ahead to beat Strathmore Leos 28-12 in cup quarters, Mwamba 19-5 in cup semis and Homeboyz 21-12 in cup final. 

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Mwamba finished third as they beat Top Fry Nakuru 24-0 in the bronze final.

Starthmore Leos claimed the competition’s 5th place after beating Kenya Cup side Nondies 21-12 while the Challenge trophy went to Menengai Oilers who defeated Mean Machine by 17-5.

Hosts Western Bulls had something to celebrate as they won the 13th place final after beating Kisii RFC 17-12. Kenya Harlequin, Kisii RFC, Western Bulls and Kisumu RFC were all relegated after dropping to 13th place semis.

Next week, action moves to Meru County for the Kakaberi 7s hosted by Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC.

Finals results - Kakamega 7s (Stanbic 7s) - Day 2 - Sunday 21 July 2019 

Cup: KCB 21 Homeboyz 12

3rd Place playoff : Nakuru 0 Mwamba 17

5th Place final: Nondies 12 Strathmore 21

Challenge Trophy: Menengai Oilers 17 Mean Machine 5

13th Place final: Western Bulls 17 Kisii RFC 12

Cup Semis

SF1: KCB 19 Mwamba 5

SF2: Homeboyz 20 Nakuru 0

5th place semis

SF1: Nondies 22 MMUST 5

SF2: Impala Saracens 7 Strathmore Leos 19

Challenge Trophy semis

SF1: Menengai Oilers 10 Egerton Wasps 0

SF2: Kabras Sugar 0 Mean Machine 31

13th place semifinal

SF1: Kisumu RFC 12 Kisii RFC 14

SF2: Western Bulls 10 Kenya Harlequins 7

Quarters

Cup

QF4: KCB 28 Strathmore Leos 12

QF3: Mwamba 5 Impala 3

QF2: Nakuru 22 MMUST 12

QF1: Nondies 5 Homeboyz 15

Challenge Trophy

QF4: Kabras Sugar 26 Kenya Harlequin 5

QF3: Mwamba 5 Impala 3

QF2: Nakuru 22 MMUST 12

QF1: Nondies 5 Homeboyz 15

Stanbic 7s Standings after Kakamega 7s

1.KCB 22 
2Homeboyz 19 
3.Mwamba 17 
4.Top Fry Nakuru 15
5.Strathmore Leos 13 
6.Nondies 12 
7.MMUST 10 
8.Impala 10
9.Menengai Oilers 8 
10.Mean Machine 7
11.Egerton Wasps 5 
12.Kabras Sugar 5 
13.Western Bulls 3 
14.Kisii RFC 2 
15.Kisumu RFC 1 
16.Kenya Harlequin 1

Kakamega 7s (Stanbic 7s) Day 1 results - Saturday 20 July 2019

Round 1

Impala 17 Menengai Oilers 10
Homeboyz 26 Western Bulls 05 
Nondies 07 Machine 05
Mwamba 38 Kisumu 00 
Kabras 21 Kisii 05 
KCB 36 MMUST 10
Quins 14 Strathmore 26
Nakuru 41 Egerton 07

Round 2

Impala 26 Western Bulls 5
Homeboyz 17 Menengai Oilers 7
Nondies 24 Kisumu 10
Mwamba 19 Machine 0
Kabras 5 MMUST 24
KCB 41 Kisii RFC 0
Quins 0 Egerton 10
Nakuru 15 Strathmore Leos 0

Round 3

Menengai Oilers 20 Western Bulls 7
Homeboyz 12 Impala 12 
Machine 24 Kisumu 5
Mwamba 26 Nondies 12
Kisii RFC 0 MMUST 29
KCB 29 Kabras Sugar 7
Strathmore Leos v26 Egerton 0
Nakuru 19 Quins 7

Eric Njiru
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