U Prescott Cup
Upper Hill are East Africa champions
By Raga House | Fri 17 Aug, 2018 17:35

Upper Hill won the East Africa 15s rugby title after bagging it’s fourth win on Friday August 17, 2018 in Rwanda.

The Kenyan champions beat St.Mary’s Kisubi 35-12 to confirm the win on Friday morning.

The reigning Prescott Cup and National 15s champions landed seven tries, five of which were converted by Abdutwalib Wesonga.

Brian  Kimani, Wesonga and Norbert Okeny each had a try as Pius Odera and Rolf Smith grabbed a brace each. 

Having beaten Kakamega High 13-12 on Monday, Menengai High 15-11 and Namilyango College 08-06, Upper Hill needed any win to bag the regional title. 

Speaking after the game that brought the trophy home, an elated Upper Hill coach Tom Walgwe had this to say; 

“During a first team meeting as a team in 3rd term last year, we agreed on one thing , let’s dare dream, let’s win every game we play in all competitions we play in,"

"I told the boys with hard work and self belief their dream could easily be achieved. Today is the last chapter of that dream, it’s all come true and they deserve it because they have worked their butts off. As a coach I couldn’t be more proud of this group of 25”.

The other match played on Friday saw Kakamega High beat Namilyango 25-8 for their second win at the tournament. 

However, the East Africa 15s conclude on Saturday with Menengai High set to take on Namilyango College while St.Mary’s Kisubi will be up against Kakamega High. 

Five schools were in the race for the title as they played each other in a round robin format with the best in points taking home the title.

Lauser Hill Academy won it last year but did not return to defend the title they won in Gulu, Uganda. 

Results - Monday 13th August 

Upper Hill 13 Kakamega High 12 

High 17 St.Mary's Kisubi 09

Results - Tuesday 14th August

St.Mary's Kisubi 03 Namilyango 17

Upper Hill 15 Menengai High 11

Results - Wednesday 15th August 

Menengai High 15 Kakamega High 21

Namilyango College 06 Upper Hill 08

Friday 17 August

Upper Hill 35 St. Mary's Kisubi 12

Kakamega 25 Namilyango College 8

Fixtures Saturday 18 August

9.00am Menengai (Ke) vs Namilyango College (Ug)

11.00am St. Mary's Kisubi (Ug) Vs Kakamega (Ke)  

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