Two teams will on Saturday May 4, 2019 be promoted from the nationwide to KRU Championship for the 2019/20 season.
Maseno University, Eldoret RFC, Moi University and Northern Suburbs Cubs are all seeking to be promoted Kenya Rugby Union’s second tier league.
Eldoret RFC head to Mason University as Moi Arsonists host Nairobi champions Northern Suburbs at the University.
Eventual finalists will be promoted to the Championship before contesting the final on Saturday May 18.
Maseno reached nationwide semis after seeing off Coast champions TUM Marines 23-20. They finished second in the Western nationwide league with 38 points, two behind leaders Jaramogi. Maseno won eight out of nine matches losing only one as their competitors completed a 100% record.
Eldoret RFC were 8-3 winners over Nairobi’s Stingers in the quarters. They also finished second in Rift-Valley with six wins in eight matches that saw them earn 26 points, eight adrift of region champions Moi University whom they also lost to in the final.
Northern Suburbs Cubs registered the biggest win the Nationwide quarters seeing off Western champions Jaramogi Uni 41-0. They topped Nairobi clubs region with 42 points before beating Swara 17-15 in the Nairobi semis and eventually seeing off Stingers 19-3 to take control of Nairobi.
Moi Arsonists required some brilliance to go past fellow former championship side JKUAT Cougars beating them 27-17 in Nationwide quarters. They beat Eldoret 27-8 in the Rift-Valley final. They topped region league with 32 points after winning seven matches and losing just one.
Kitale RFC and Ngong Warriors were relegated from the Championship with their place set to be taken by Saturday's winners.
NATIONWIDE SEMIS Sat May 4, 2019
Mason vs Eldoret RFC -Maseno University
Moi Arsonist vs Northern Suburbs -Moi University
Quarter Finals Results:
Maseno University 23 TUM 20
Moi University 27 JKUAT 17
Northern Suburbs 41 Jaramogi University 0
Eldoret RFC 8 Stingers RFC 3