Laiser Hill Academy added another feather to their cap after scooping the East African Schools Seven's title after a 22-0 win over Uganda's Jinja SS in in Busogo University, Rwanda on Saturday 18 August.
It was their sixth straight win which kept them top of the seven school log that handed them their maiden regional sevens title. They attained 18 points.
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On Thursday Laiser Hill - the National 7s champions - hit Rwanda's Aspeka 19-10 then followed it up with a 39-0 rout of Uganda's Mbarara High to make it five straight wins that moved them to the 15-point mark and ever so close to their first regional title.
The wins added on to three previous wins over 2016 regional 7s winners St. Peter's Mumias, Chavakali and Rwanda's JAM Muhanga.
Chavakali claimed silver after registering two wins on the final day. A 52-0 blanking over Mbarara High was followed by a narrow 12-10 win over Aspeka. They ended up on 15 points, three behind Laiser Hill.
St. Peter's Mumias who completed their fixtures on Thursday with a 25-0 win over Mbarara High and 12-12 draw with enterprising JAM Muhanga settled for bronze with 13 points.
JAM Muhanga also ended with 13 points to be placed fourth as Aspeka finished fifth with ten points. Jinja SS was sixth with eight points as Mbarara took the wooden spoon with six points after six straight loses.
MVP - Nicholas Katu
Laiser Hill not only won the title but provided the Most Valuable Player in Nicholas Katu. Samuel Nirere of Aspeka and Caleb Kosgey of Chavakali High were named the best try scorers with five touchdowns each.
Rugby 7s games was played in a round robin format and was contested by seven schools; three from Kenya, and two each from Uganda and Rwanda.
Muhuri Muchiri, the champs in 2017 failed to return to the regional showpiece to defend their crown.
1.Laiser Hill 2.Chavakali High 3.St.Peter's Mumias (Kenya) 4.Jinja SS 5.Mbarara High 6.Kololo (Uganda) 7.ASPEKA 8.JAM Muhanga (Rwanda)
Results - Tuesday August 14
Laiser Hill 10 St Peters 05
Aspeka (Rw) 10 JAM Muhanga (Rw) 19
Jinja SS 3 St.Peter's Mumias 12
Mbarara High 0 ASPEKA 36
10am Kololo SS vs JAM Muhanga
St.Peter's Mumias 17 ASPEKA 14
Mbarara High 5 Jinja SS 14
Chavakali High 0 Laiser Hill 19
Results - Thursday August 16
Mbarara High 00 St.Peter's Mumias 25
2.20pm Chavakali High vs Kololo SS
Laiser Hill 19 ASPEKA 10
Chavakali 17 Jinja 03
3.20pm Kololo vs ASPEKA
Mbarara High 00 Laiser Hill 39
JAM Muhanga 12 St.Peter's Mumias 12
Results - Saturday August 18
Jinja SS 12 JAM Muhanga 26
2.20pm Kololo SS vs Laiser Hill
Chavakali 52 Mbarara High 00
Mbarara High 14 JAM Muhanga 19
ASPEKA 10 Chavakali 12
Laiser Hill 22 Jinja SS 00
1.Laiser Hill (Ke) - 18
2.Chavakali High (Ke) - 15
3.St.Peter's Mumias (Ke) - 13
4.JAM Muhanga (Rwa) - 13
5.ASPEKA (Rwa) - 10
6.Jinja (Ug) - 8
7. Mbarara High (Ug) - 6
MVP - Nicholas Katu - Laiser Hill
Top try scorers - Caleb Kosgey (Chavakali High), Samuel Nirere (Aspeka) - 5 each