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Action galore in Nairobi, Nakuru as topsides look to maintain top form

Saturday, January 29th, 2022 06:40 | By
Kabras Sugar’s captain Dan Sikuta is tackled by Barnabas Owuor of Strathmore during a past league match at the Impala grounds on March 6. Kabras won 35-9. Photo/PD/ALEX NJUE

Six games have been lined up this weekend in the local rugby league, dubbed Kenya Cup, this weekend with Nakuru and Nairobi hosting several fixtures.

In Nairobi, Kenya Harlequins RFC host defending champions KCB at the RFUEA grounds at 3.00 pm today with the former angling to leapfrog their opponents in the play-offs spot.

The experienced duo of Patrice Agunda and Eden Agero will lead Harlequins against KCB who have in their ranks national 7’s team eccentric forward Andrew Amonde and pacy Kenya Simba prop Darwin Mukidza.

This is also a match in which KCB will be hoping to extend their winning streak after overcoming Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology 41-10 last weekend at home. KCB  currently sit third on the log.

On the other hand, Quins, who occupy the fifth position with 15 points,  will be going into the fixture against a backdrop of losses against Kabras (31-6) and Strathmore (19-17).

Prior to the mouthwatering encounter, Strathmore Leos will tackle Homeboyz in an early kick-off at 1 pm. In another match, Resolution Impala Saracens are set to host Mwamba in a fixture pencilled for Impala Club.

The Sarries, who are placed in the eleventh position, who are currently placed eleventh, have no choice but to give the match their all given that they are in the relegation zone.

On the other hand, Mwamba started off the year on a high seeing off Blak Blad, Nakuru and Homeboyz and will be hoping to keep the candle aglow.
In Nakuru, Kenya Cup log leaders Menengai Oilers face a litmus test against Kakamega based outfit Kabras Sugar.

Both teams are currently unbeaten although Oilers lead the log on the strength of split point’s advantage.

With both teams’ assured of a semifinal spot, they will be seeking bragging rights of a win and this is one match that should keep fans on the edge of their seats.

At Ngong Racecourse, Nondescripts RFC will be up against Top fry Nakuru in a do-or-die clash for both sides as their survival in the local’s top tier league will be squarely pegged on the clash.

Nondescripts are currently placed at the basement of the league and anything short of a win will drift them further into the relegation zone.

They have five points, just two behind tenth-placed Nakuru who registered their first win of the season last weekend when they edged visiting Resolution Impala Saracens 29-27 last weekend.

Nakuru’s positive result came as a huge relief for them but they will need to win more matches to escape from banishment from the league.

In Kakamega,  Kenyatta University have their work cut out as they tackle home team MMUST in an interesting pairing pitting teams from higher institutions of learning.

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