Six fixtures lined up as Kenya Cup rugby league playoffs approaches

Friday, January 20th, 2023 04:00 | By
Homeboyz front rower Thomas Okidia steam-rolls BlakBlads playmaker Andrew Gathua during the third round of the Kenya cup league at KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka. PHOTO/Courtesy

Six fixtures are lined up across the country with log leaders KCB rugby hosting varsity side Strathmore Leos at the KCB Sports club.

The fixture between KCB and Leos will be renamed ‘Di Baddest cup’ in honour of former KCB and Leos player Jerry Olola who succumbed to a toothache back in June 2022.

“When we lost Olola Jerry “Di baddest” (RIP), the players agreed that every time KCB lions play Leos, it will be known as “Di Baddest” cup in honour of the fallen brother who played his last rugby days for the two clubs. Well this Saturday, come watch di baddest coaches, di baddest players battling out for Di Baddest cup,” KCB rugby posted on their social media pages.

The bankers humiliated Mwamba 82-10 last weekend and will be going to the fixture heads high but with the students winning 35-15 against Catholic Monks, the bankers will be on notice of the visitors who have proved to be an equal opponent. The bankers top the log with 30 points from six matches.

In other fixtures, Catholic Monks will welcome Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) at the Catholic University grounds with both teams in need of a bonus point win to avoid relegation when the season comes to an end.

Kenya Harlequins who were lucky to win against MMUST in Kakamega will have to bring in their A-game when Homeboyz RFC comes calling at the RFUEA grounds.

The Deejays won 31-7 against the University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine and will be hopeful they win against their rivals as they seek to make it in the playoffs.

Mean Machine on the other hand will play host to Nakuru RFC with both teams posting losses in the past three fixtures, a win for either side will be a much-needed boost with only four fixtures remaining to the end of the season.

Kenyatta University Blak Blad will travel to Kakamega to play against Kenya cup defending champions Kabras Sugar, with the students willing to cause more problems for the champions.

Last weekend Blad caused a disappointment to visit Menengai Oilers who they edged 17-16 to post their third win of the season.

In Nakuru Oilers will be seeking redemption against Mwamba as they try to keep tabs with log leaders KCB as the fight for a playoff heats up.

Oilers are currently placed second with 25 points and are followed closely by Kabras Sugar who have accumulated 24 points after six rounds.

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