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Machine promoted back to Kenya Cup
By Eric Njiru | Sun 29 Apr, 2018 12:47

Mean Machine was promoted back to the Kenya Cup after beating Western Bulls 18-0 in the championship semis on Saturday at UoN grounds.

Machine return to the top flight rugby after one season in the Championship where they were relegated to in 2017.

Also read Machine beaten but secures home semifinal

The University of Nairobi side ran in two tries, two penalties and one conversion as Bulls left with nothing. 

Grevis Onyino and Dominic Mugendi landed Machine's tries as Festus Shiasi and Trevor Asina registered the kicks.

Machine coach Philem Kidakwa said he was "delighted and happy to be back" in the Kenya Cup after the win. 

The win confirmed Catholic Monk's Coach Simon Jawichre's sentiments - that Bulls were vulnerable away, despite the Westerners coming to town with a 08-06 win over Machine less than two weeks back in Kakamega a regular season ending game. 

Also read Jawichre: Western Bulls are vulnerable away

With an immediate bounce back to the Kenya Cup Mean Machine can now focus on the championship final against the other promoted side Menengai Oilers who knocked out Kisumu RFC 32-3 in the other semi

Also read Menengai Oilers earns Kenya Cup promotion

The 2018 Championship finalists replace Kisii RFC and Mombasa RFC who were relegated from the Kenya Cup.

Eric Njiru
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