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Nakuru win dramatic Driftwood Sevens final

Sunday August 26 2018

Top fry Nakuru Rugby Club team celebrates after winning the Driftwood Sevens Rugby tournament at the Mombasa Sports Club on August 26th August, 2018. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |

Top fry Nakuru players celebrate after winning the Driftwood Sevens Rugby tournament at the Mombasa Sports Club on August 26, August, 2018. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By PHILIP ONYANGO
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A sudden death extra time try by Nelson Oyoo is all Top Fry Nakuru needed to beat a stubborn Stanbic Mwamba 12-7 in an energy sapping Driftwood Sevens finals match at the Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday.

Top Fry Nakuru, who were dominant in this final, drew the first blood in the sixth minute of the first half courtesy of Donald Oluoch, who also made the conversion for a 7-0 halftime lead.

Kulabu came to the second half stronger, restricting Wanyore to their own half for better part of the game, their efforts being rewarded two minutes after resumption as international Collins Injera broke through the middle of the park for an easy try, which was converted by Daniel Tabu taking the game into sudden death.

"We planned for the final well and I am happy that we got the top price," Nakuru coach Mitch Ochola said after the final buzzer .

Favourites and champions Homeboyz Menengai Creams suffered a shock 36-21 defeat at the hands of Mwamba at the semi finals stage.

Homeboyz, who are series leaders after winning the Kabeberi, Prinsloo and the Sepetuka Sevens, had their dreams for a fourth cut short despite a brilliant start at this event

Collins Injera and Geofrey Ochieng with two tries each, Martin Wanjia and Daniel Tabu with a try each was all Mwamba needed for the sweet win setting a final date with Nakuru.

Tabu made three conversions in this game, with Charles Odhiambo, Leonard Odhiambo and Mark Wandeti reply for Homeboyz with a try each.

The other semi final saw Nakuru narrowly beat KCB 12-10.

In the main cup quarter final matches, Homeboyz beat Resolution Kisii 29-7, Mwamba saw off Kabras Sugar 12-7, Nakuru edged Menengai Oil 26-7, while KCB defeated Nondies 19-10.

Kenya Harlequins won the Challenge Trophy after beating Impala 15-7.

Strathmore University Leos won the 13th place final after beating Makueni County 14-5, while Nondies beat Kabras 22-0 for the 5th place final win.

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