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Kenyatta University are Kings of Rugby champions
By Raga House | Sun 05 Aug, 2018 23:27

Blak Blak from Kenyatta University became the new Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Champions after seeing off Strathmore Leos 24-7 in the fifth and final leg of Kings of Rugby at the University of Nairobi on Sunday 5 August.

Blak Blad’s win in the final was a perfect revenge over a Leos’ side that had knocked them 15-12 during the opening pool C match on Saturday.

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The Sunday win was the third for Blak Blad adding on to those in the second and third legs in Mombasa and Kaimosi. It was their fourth final, which saw them end up with 98 points to become the new champions taking over from USIU who gave a mild attempt to defend their title this year.

On their way to the latest trophy Blak blak ousted their nemesis Masinde Muliro University (MMUST) 24-14 - the only side that had a chance to deny them the title -  in the second semi to book Strathmore Leos in the final. The Madaraka-based side stopped spirited hosts Mean Machine 19-15 in the first semi.

Mean Machine had seen off first leg hosts Dedan Kimathi 19-0 in the quarters as Strathmore Leos took out Kabarak University 28-5.

MMUST, winners at Dedan Kimathi and finalists’ in Mombasa and Kaimosi, hit Nazarene University 21-5 at the last eight stage as Blak Blad had a narrow 10-7 escape over Zetech University.

As Blak Blad took home the overall title, host Mean Machine settled for Bronze with a 15-0 dispatch of MMUST as Cooperative went home with the plate after a 20-10 win over multimedia University. Bowl belonged to Dedan Kimathi after a 15-5 win over Zetech University.

Finals - Sun 5 August

Cup: Blak Blad 24-7 Strathmore

Bronze: Mean Machine 15-0 MMUST

Plate: MMU 10-20 Co-operative

Bowl: Dedan Kimathi 15-5 Zetech University. 

Semis

Cup

Mean Machine 15-19 Strathmore

Blak Blad 24-14 MMUST

Plate

DeKUT 19-5 Kabarak

Zetech 10-0 Nazarene

Bowl

Co-operative 19-15 Catholic Monks

MMU 28-7 Meru

Quarters - Sun 5 August

Mean Machine 19-0 DeKUT

Strathmore 28-5 Kabarak

Nazarene 5-21 MMUST

Blak Blad 10-7 Zetech

Pools at UoN

Pool A :UoN, MMUST, Co-operative

Pool B: Zetech, Kabarak, Meru University

Pool C: Blak Blad, Multimedia Uni, Strathmore

Pool D: Nazarene, Dedan Kimathi, Catholic Monks

Pool results - Sat 4 August

UoN 29-0 Co-operative

Zetech 26-0 Meru

Strathmore 15-12 Blak Blad

Catholic Monks 31-10 Nazarene

Blak Blad 34-7 MMU

DeKUT 0-12 Catholic Monks

UoN 19-7 MMUST

Zetech 33-7 Kabarak

Nazarene 5-17 DeKUT

Multimedia 5-27 Strathamore

Kabarak 24-7 Meru

MMUST 38-5 Co-operative

Complete 2018 Kings of Rugby calendar

2-3 June – Dedan Kimathi University: MMUST wins

16-17 June – Technical University of Mombasa: KU’s Blak Blad wins

30 June-1 July – Kaimosi Friends: KU’s Blak Blad wins

22-23 July – Egerton; UoN wins

4-5 August 2018 – University of Nairobi: KU’s Blak Blad wins

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