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Monks, Egerton pick Varsity League wins
By Eric Njiru | Sat 06 Oct, 2018 14:01

Championship sides Catholic Monks and Egerton Wasps picked their second win(s) of the ongoing Varsity League beating UoE Trojans and JKUAT Cougars respectively on Saturday Oct 6, 2018 at Catholic University. 

Monks were 23-06 winners over UoE while Egerton beat JKUAT 8-5 with both sides picking four points to miss out on a bonus. Only JKUAT picked a losing bonus point for losing with less than 7 points. 

It was Catholic Monks' second win of the league after last weekend's 44-14 win over TUK to extend their lead on pool B now with nine points pending Mean Machine's match at 4pm against TUK. Machine have four points going to the  4pm match.

Two tries from top scorer Geoffrey Okwach and a penalty try to add to Brian Ayimba and Samuel Otieno's penalties were what Monks needed against UoE's two penalties by fly-half Edward Yatich. 

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It was the same case for Njoro based Egerton who also picked four points to add to the four earned last weekend from their 12-11 win over TUM Marines. JKUAT's point means they are now level with third placed TUM Marines who play Blak Blad at 2pm. 

The 13 points scored between these two sides all came in the first half. Fullback Brian Ndege put Egerton ahead with his penalty goal but JKUAT winger Dennis Ambitho cancelled it and put his side ahead with a touch down but Egerton ensured they are in control at the break, and eventually fulltime, when flanker Steve Wamae went over in the 22nd minute. 

Varsity League moves to Kenyatta University on October 13 for the last round of pool matches when JKUAT will play TUM Marines, UoE take on TUK, Mean Machine play Catholic Monks and Blak Blad take on Egerton Wasps. 

After the KU leg, top two teams will qualify for cup semis which will be played at Egerton Wasps on Saturday October 20 ahead of the final at UoN a week later.

Matchday 2: October 6, 2018 at CUEA Grounds

Catholic Monks 23 UoE  6
Egerton Wasps 8 JKUAT 5
2pm Blad vs TUM Marines 
4pm Mean Machine vs TUK 

Matchday 3: October 13, 2018 at KU 

10am: UoE vs TUK 
12pm: JKUAT vs TUM Marines 
2pm: Mean Machine vs Catholic Monks 
4pm: Blad vs Egerton Wasps 

Matchday 1 results 

Catholic Monks 44 TUK 14
Egerton Wasps 12 TUM Marines 11
Mean Machine 27 UOE Trojans 18
Blad 23 JKUAT 14

Eric Njiru
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