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Western Bulls not aware of Machine clash, readies for semis
By Eric Njiru | Mon 16 Apr, 2018 23:13

Western Bulls are not aware of the planned clash between them and Mean Machine on Wednesday April 18 in Kakamega, according to a club's official.

On Monday, the Kenya Rugby Union announced that the two sides will play their aborted match on Wednesday to decide who qualifies for the Championship semis. 

However, according to the Western Bulls official who cannot be mentioned, they have not received any official communication from KRU on why they should replay a match that was settled a while back.

"As we speak now(Monday) we've only seen reports on the media saying we are to play Machine on Wednesday but nothing from the Union. We really don't know what's happening," the official said.

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This match had originally been slated for Saturday 24 March 2018 but was rescheduled following the ongoing lecturers’ strike.

"There was a ruling that gave Bulls the walkover and Machine were deducted two points so where the new communication is coming from we are not aware,"

"Also, how comes Machine could have a successful appeal to the walkover owing to lecturers' strike yet Moi University had the same issue and did not get points back?" 

Moi University gave a walkover, unsuccessfully appealed the decision, were deducted two points and have since been relegated. 

Machine had been deducted two points for a walkover and Bulls given five for the UoN side to drop to third with 65 points but after getting the two back they are up to second with 67 as Bulls drops back to third with 62 points.

The Championship has already ended with the only confirmed quarterfinal tie being between Kisumu RFC and Catholic Monks. USIU is not yet aware who they play in quarters.

"Us guys know we are in semis already awaiting the winner of Machine and USIU," added the official. 

Eric Njiru
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