Kabras Sugar has reached their first cup final in the 2016 National Sevens series after beating tournament hosts and defending Champions Kenya Harlequins 21-19 in the semis on Sunday September 18, 2016 at RFUEA grounds.
Kabras who became only the fourth team to make the final - after Impala Saracens, Harlequins and KCB, and will meet Homeboyz who romped to a sixth straight final after seeing off Kabeberi Sevens champions 24-12 in the first semi.
Eden Agero put Quin ahead in the second minute but Kabras Sugar's Peter Nakarawa equalized for the Sugar belt boys and claimed the lead after Brian Tanga's conversion. Tanga would then convert Aluda Beda's try that claimed a 14-5 lead but Felix Ayange converted Max Theuri's try to make 12-14 at half time.
Kabras could have been further ahead as on the stroke of half time Habil Malik made a dash at the wing but knocked-on seconds away from touching down on a heavy tackle from cross covering Eden Agero.
Into the second half Kenya Sevens international Willy Ambaka showed his skills outclassing the Kabras' backs, including a flatteening of Aluda Beda with a massive hand-off, to land a centre try that was converted by Ayange.
After a series of awarded penalties, opportunity presented itself for Kabras and it is spesdster Aluda who went over to tie the game at 19-19. It then came down to Tanga to separate the game, his trajectory of the conversion dinking just right to end the reign of Quins as Kabras won it 21-19.
Homeboyz 24 Impala Saracens 12
In the first semi, Homeboyz drew first blood through Tony Onyango, Leonard Mugaisi converting for a 7-0 lead. Leon Adongo responded for Impala, reacting quickest to the loose ball, his unconverted try leaving the scores at 7-5. Onyango added a second to see the deejays lead 12-5 at the break.
Cyprian Kuto extended Homeboyz’ lead after the break but Richard Sidindi’s converted try brought the Sarries right into the game.Charles Omondi put daylight between them and the Sarries, grounding the ball with Humphrey Owuor converting for the full time score.
Homeboyz vs Kabras
Nondies vs Oilers
KCB vs Strathmore
Daystar vs Kobs
Semi Final Results
Daystar 22 Monks 17
Kobs 14 Stormers 5
Strathmore 19 Nakuru 5
KCB 29 Mwamba 7
Nondies 17 Machine 12
Blak Blad 14 Oilers 17
Homeboyz 24 Strathmore 12
Quins 19 Kabras 21
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