Ofafa Jericho wins first ever Blackrock title
By Patrick Korir | Sat 19 May, 2018 19:06

Ofafa Jericho beat RVA 10-0 on Saturday 19 May  to win first ever Blackrock title at St. Mary's. They lead 5-0 at half time.

A try by back-rower Celentine Otieno separated the two at half time setting the stage for winger Isaac Maloba to double matters in the second half to deny RVA retention of the title they won in 2017 by beating host At. Mary's 29-10. RVA were in the final for a third straight year.

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For a place in the final Ofafa beat Strathmore 5-0 with a try from Brian Ratilla as RVA stopped Laiser Hill Academy with a 1-0* score at the semis.

On their way to the title, Ofafa beat Muvuti Secondary 20-0 in the preliminaries before seeing off Jamhuri High 1-0* in the quarters. RVA went past Upper Hill in their first game then dismissed2016 champions Lenana School 2-1* in the quarters.

Strathmore romped to the last four with a 2-1* win over hosts and last years finalists St. Mary's school.

For a second straight year three-time Blackrock champions Nairobi School did not participate in the tournament.

At the end of the contest RVA's Janrich Volshenk was named the tournament's most valuable player (MVP) to add on to his Prescott Cup MVP accolade earned in 2017. He was deployed as flanker in the first half but completed the game as a fullback. 

* penalty counted as one point, not three

Patrick Korir
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