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Homeboyz win Prinsloo 7s
By Patrick Korir | Sun 22 Jul, 2018 17:29

Homeboyz are the 2018 champions of opening leg of the national sevens circuit, Prinsloo 7s after beating Mwamba RFC 19-12 on Sunday 22 July at Nakuru Athletics Club.

Michael Wanjala converted Bush Mwale's try that put Homeboyz 7-0 up before Alvin 'Buffa' Otieno  doubled the score with Wanjala kicking the extras. Daniel Taabu  scored Mwamba's first try but Mark Wandeto extended Homeboyz's lead. Joel Izuga's try and Mwamba's second was not enough for a possible comeback.

The Deejayz reclaim the Prinsloo 7s title they won in 2016 beating in Impala but failed to defend it in 2017. On the other side, it was Mwamba's second final in three years in any version of rugby. The last time they reached a final was Nakuru 10s in April -where they lost to Homeboyz- and Kabeberi 7s in 2015. 

Homeboyz bag maximum 22 points with Mwamba getting a 19 as the circuit rolls on with action set to move to Sepetuka 7s in Eldoret next week.

For a place in the final Homeboyz beat Impala 29-12 as Mwamba dethroned 2017 champions KCB with a 10-5 score.

Bronze went to Impala Saracens who beat last year's champions KCB 12-10. 

Fifth place final went to Kenya Harlequins who needed extra time to see off last year main Cup losing finalist Nakuru RfC 22-17. 

Mean Machine took home the Challenge Trophy after a 22-14 win over Strathmore Leos as Blak Blad beat Kisumu 22-7 to win  the 13th place final. 

Final results - Sun 22 July

13th place - Blakblad 22 Kisumu 7

Challenge Trophy - Mean Machine 22 Strathmore 14

5th Place - Nakuru 17 Quins 22

Bronze Match - Impala 12 KCB 10

Cup - Homeboyz 19 Mwamba 12

Semifinal results - Sun 22 July 

Challenge Trophy
Mean Machine 12 Nondies 7
Strathmore Leos 33 Catholic Monks 19

Fifth place 

Kabras 21 Nakuru 26

Harlequins 10 Oilers 5

Main Cup

Homeboyz 29 Impala 12

KCB 5 Mwamba 10


Day 1 Results - Sat 21 July

Round 1

Menengai Oilers 36 Catholic Monks 0

Impala Saracens 40 Mombasa RFC 7

Harlequins 12 Blak Blad 12

Homeboyz 30 Kisumu 5

Mwamba 26 Strathmore 17

Kabras 12 Mean Machine 10

Nakuru RFC 24 Nondies 7

KCB 36 Webuye 0 

Round 2

Menengai Oilers 31 Mombasa 7

Impala 40 Catholic Monks 0

Harlequins 10 Kisumu 5

Homeboyz 26 Blak Blad 0

Strathmore Leos 14 Mean Machine 43

Kabras 17 Mwamba 7

Nakuru RFC 19 Webuye 5

KCB 31 Nondies 14

Round 3

Catholic Monks 17 Mombasa 14

Impala 19 Menengai Oilers 24

Blak Blad 7 Kisumu 21

Homeboyz 14 Harlequins 21

Mwamba 14 Mean Machine 7

Kabras 14 Strathmore Leos 19

Nondies 24 Webuye 5

KCB 19 Nakuru 24

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