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Nakuru, KCB through to Kabeberi 7s semis, Impala relegated
By Eric Njiru | Sun 19 Aug, 2018 12:59

Series leaders Menengai Cream Homeboyz reached their third consecutive semifinal on Sunday beating Blak Blad 24-14 at Kabeberi 7s in Machakos. 

A brace from captain Leonard Mugaisi followed by tries from Alvin Otien and Brian Wandera with Johnstone Olindi adding one conversion ensured the Deejayz remain in contention for a third consecutive cup win. 

Kenya Harlequins saw off Kabras Sugar 31-12 to book Homeboyz in semis. 

Top Fry Nakuru also qualified for cup semis knocking out hosts Mwamba RFC 22-17 and will meet KCB who beat Mean Machine 14-12 after trailing 7-12. 

Back to back Kabeberi 7s champions Impala Saracens were relegated after losing 19-24 to Strathmore Leos. Leos took a 19-0 lead at the interval with tries from John Oduk, Barnabas Owuor and Kenya Simbas international Edmund Anya. Mark Kwemoi and Leon Adongo started what looked like a comeback from the Sarries with Kwemoi converting both and despite Leos being six men due to multiple infringement, Anya landed a corner try to extend the lead to 24-14. 

Strathmore would then be reduced to four players due to two more yellow cards and Impala took advantage of that to and a third try through Paul Mutsami but it was not enough to complete a comeback. 

Impala will play in the second division of Driftwood 7s in Mombasa next weekend or top division may them get an invitation from host side Mombasa RFC. Hosts side are allowed to invite three teams plus division II winner meaning Mombasa RFC must first invite themselves since they were not at Kabeberi 7s.

Sepetuka 7s div II winner Northern Suburbs were also relegated after losing 14-10 to Kisii RFC as was Kisumu RFC and MMUST who lost to Menengai Oilers and Nondies respectively. 

Kabeberi 7s Semi final pairings
Homeboyz vs Kenya Harlequins
Nakuru vs KCB 

5th Place semis
Blakblad vs Kabras
Mwamba vs Mean Machine 

13th Place Semi Finals
Kisumu vs MMUST
Impala vs Northern Suburbs 

Challenge Trophy semis
Oilers vs Nondies
Strathmore vs Kisii

Eric Njiru
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