Strathmore Leos started Championship life on a high beating Northern Suburbs Cubs 32-7 at the Cage on matchday 1, Saturday, October 26, 2019.
Leos were relegated from the Kenya Cup last season alongside Mean Machine leaving Blak Blad as the only Varsity side in top flight rugby.
Machine narrowly lost 18-17 to South Coast Pirates in Diani but managed to pick a losing bonus on the road.
The other game played at the Coast saw Mombasa RFC beat Catholic Monks 10-5 while USIU lost 17-18 at home to former Kenya Cup side Eldoret RFC.
UoE Trojans beat Kisii RFC 26-3 while MMUST bagged an 18-17 win away at Egerton Wasps.
Championship Cup Week 1
Egerton Wasps 11 Masinde Muliro 18
Mombasa 10 CUEA Monks 5
Strathmore Leos 32 Northen Suburbs 7
SC Pirates 18 Mean Machine 17
USIU 17 Eldoret 18
UOE 26 Kisii 3