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Well-oiled Oilers juggernaut crush Moi Uni
By Dennis Gatuha | Sat 02 Dec, 2017 18:10

Menengai Oilers stretched their unbeaten run in fifteens rugby to 23 matches with a 65-7 capitulation of Moi University in a high-octane Championship match played at the Nakuru Showground on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Oilers dominated the nascent stages of the duel but the students tried to claw back towards the end of the first half. The home side, however, pulled clear in the second half having narrowly led 13-7 at half time.

Slick ball handling

Wing forward Aziz Allan scored a hat trick, Sam Muregi and Moses Arara a brace each while Amos Onyikwa, Harold Anduvate dotted down once each. Tony Khadhambi's try, converted by Bico Masiva was all the visiting Moi managed.

The bullocking Aziz was the first on the scorer's board but fullback Dan Abounji sent the resulting conversion wide. Aziz landed his second not long after and again Abounji miscued the conversion but would kick a three-pointer shortly after.

Khadhambi reduced the arrears with a converted try under the posts and Moi would have been level at the stroke of half-time had flyhalf Bico Masiva not missed two penalties from promising positions.

Aziz added his third at the start of the second half. This time Abounji held his nerve to convert and he did the same to Oilers next try to take the scores to 27-7.

Next to close the whitewash was skipper Harold Anduvate, Abounji's conversion ensuring the scoreboard was ticking over.

The effervescent Kenyan international Sam Muregi registered his name on the board after some slick ball handling and he soon landed his brace in similar fashion. A pair of tries by replacement centre Moses Arara was the last nail in the coffin.

Dennis Gatuha
Once aspired to be a rugby player. Now writes about rugby players.
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