Homeboyz RFC head coach Paul Murunga is expecting a hard match from Nondies when they meet in the second round of the Kenya Cup on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Nondies and Homeboyz share a venue and their clashes have been decided by a few points in the last two season.
The Deejyaz had a midweek game beating Quins 41-39 as Nondies played three days earlier than Homeboyz losing 8-0 to Blak Blad.
“Of course we will be able to get enough rest, it’s a Kenya Cup game and I know it will be tough. Both of us are on our home ground we expect to play well and win. We didn’t have our 15s and 7s guys which means we have depth, Simbas guys didn’t play so the younger guys are able to play well and win.”
Last season’s second leg meeting between Homeboyz and Nondies ended 28-28 while Homeboyz won the first clash 17-5. In the 2015/16 season, Nondies won 20-12.
Commenting on the win over Quins, Murunga admits they had lapses in defence as he seeks to improve going forward.
“We had lapses in terms of defence but we were able to fix it. At some point we struggled with our scrum down and Quins capitalized on that but going forward now we’ve had a true test of the Kenya Cup and we can make it better.”
“The team was able to contain Quins as much as they made a few mistakes but I think our open play was good enough to make sure we are able to score points,” added Murunga.
Going to match day two, Homeboyz sit fifth with five points as Nondies are ninth with no point.