The 2018-2019 rugby season in Kenya is off to flying start with wins around the country for different top sides.
Unbeaten in the Kenya Cup since March 2017, defending Kenya Cup champs, KCB, picked up from where they left last season with a commanding 27-05 win over Menengai Homeboyz. The bankers got onto the score sheet through Oscar Sorano, Isaac Njoroge, Adrian Opondo and Rocky Aguko(2) all scoring tries.
2016 Kenya Cup champions, Kabras Sugar, turned on the gas on Mean Machine after a scary first 20 minutes to score three tries in the first half and go into the break leading 17-00. Tries came through Mark Sandaka, Felix Otieno and Hillary Odhiambo. The Sugar boys were not in negotiations even after the break with Charlton Mokua, Hosea Ngesa and Philip Wokorach got in on the action too, sealing a 41-00 win.
Quins led Mwamba 24-05 by half time and a penalty try just after the break took them to 29-05 and looking like a clean sweep was on the cards. Mwamba answered with 21 points to bring the game to a close ending, losing 26-29.
Nakuru ran away 20-15 winners over Strathmore Leos through tries from Duncan Abuyeka, Obako and a late penalty try. Leos, who were reduced to 13 at some time, scored through Clinton Imbuye and Philemon Olang.
Impala Saracens survived Blak Blad, winning 18-15 as Nondies picked up a 20-14 against Menengai Cream Homeboyz.
Kenya Cup Round 1
Homeboyz 14-20 Nondies
KCB 27-05 Oilers
Saracens 18-15 Blak Blad
Quins 29-26 Mwamba
Kabras 41-00 Mean Machine
Nakuru 20-15 Leos