Christie 7s : Homeboyz defeat Quins to win finale


Photo: Kenya Rugby Union

Mugaisi redeems himself with sudden death try to win Christies for National Circuit champions, Homeboyz.

So much on the line, so many nerves is the best way to describe the final game of the Christies. Homeboyz were reduced to 6 early in the game with Leonard Mugaisi seeing yellow. Quins would later go ahead through Kuto with Aaron Ofoywroth adding the extras. Alex Olaba later set up Ugandan sprinter, Solomon Okia who made no mistake but double the hosts lead. Aaron Ofoywroth was again sleek with the extras. Before the break, Oluoch raced past Kuto to put the Deejays on the board with Olindi converting.

Jeff Oluoch would race clear, fending off Kuto in the process as he touched down for the deejays with Johnstone Olindi converting to bring the score to 14-7 in mid first half. He would drop the ball with the try line in sight as Homeboyz began to grow in confidence. There were no further scores with Quins taking the 14-7 lead into the breather.

Homeboyz drew first blood in the second half, with Jeff Oluoch going over again and Olindi comleting with the extras to level the game 14-14. Mugaisi looked to hurt the Quins but lost the ball and set the Quins on a counter attack which was finished by Aaron ofoywroth with the conversion failing to count. Quins were in the lead again, 19-14. Solomon Okia was sin-binned late on and Homeboyz capitalized through Olindi with his conversion failing too to bring the game to 19-19 at full time’s hooter.

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Sudden death was a scrappy affair until Mugaisi gathered his own kick and touched down for Homeboyz to win it for the newly crowned National champions.