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KCB RFC welcomes Quins to the Den in
Kenya Cup fixture

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 02:00 | By
Felix Ojoo of KCB trying to escape a challenge from his opponent during a past Kenya Cup match against Kisumu RFC on February 10 at the Kisumu Polytechnic. PHOTO/SPORTPICHA

KCB RFC is set to entertain fourth-placed Kenya Harlequin in a Kenya Cup duel this weekend at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka.

The bankers who are yet to lose a match this season have been on a good run winning their last eight matches. Currently, the Curtis-Olago led outfit are sitting second on the table with 39 points, behind league leaders Kabras who have garnered 40 points so far.

“We have to be humble in our approach to Quins who have also been excellent this season. The boys have trained very well this week, and I am confident with the depth of our squad, we will win the match. I expect my players to give everything on the pitch,” reckoned KCB Head Coach Curtis Olago.

KCB recently defeated Kisumu RFC 54-10 in match day eight of the current Kenya Cup season and will be keen to extend their winning streak when they take on Quins in a crunch clash as we approach the playoffs scheduled for next month.

Coach Curtis and his technical bench will name the weekend’s squad tomorrow as big names Bob Muhati, Andy Cole Omollo, Wilhite Mususi, captain Griffin Musila and Festus Shiasi expected to keep their positions in the starting fifteen.

“We are lucky as a team to possess a plethora of talent within our squad. Based on the week’s training, we will pick the best team to face the Ngong-road side on Saturday,” added Olago.

After the weekend’s fixture, KCB will face heavyweights Menengai Oilers and Kabras Sugar respectively in their next two Kenya Cup matches.

Meanwhile, lock Ollie Chessum has called Scotland the favourites to lift the Calcutta Cup when they meet England at Murrayfield in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Scotland have won their past three Six Nations matches with England.

Meanwhile, England are victorious in just one of their past six meetings, a 13-6 win in 2020.

“Over the last few years they’ve had our number,” admitted England’s Chessum, speaking to the BBC Rugby Union Daily podcast.

“They’re favourites and rightly so. You want to get one back, but equally they’ll be chomping at the bit to beat us.”

England arrive at Murrayfield having won their opening two matches in this year’s Six Nations, against Italy and Wales.

Steve Borthwick’s side have won eight of their past nine Test matches.

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