Bamburi Super Series semi-final line-up complete
26 May 2014, 11:26
Nairobi - The semi final line up for the 2014
Bamburi Rugby Super Series is now complete after the completion of the
pool matches. Ndovu will play UAP Kifaru, Papa Nguvu will play Bollore
Chui. Below is the match day two round up.
Ndovu 27 Bollore Chui 10
Ndovu eased through to the semi finals of the Bamburi Rugby Super
Series with a 27-10 lead over Bollore Chui in a Pool A encounter played
at the Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday 24 May.
match started on an edgy note, both sides afraid to make mistakes early
on. Ndovu's captain Solomon Obiero would miss two straightforward goal
attempts after Chui infringements saw center referee Ramsey Olinga award
penalties. The hosts would take the lead when Edwins Makori went over,
Obiero converting on 10 minutes for a 7-0 lead.
response was not far off, Cedric Odera scoring after a moment of
dominance, George Okowa converting to tie the scores at 7-7.
would edge ahead in terms of possession, their pursuit for points
seeing them camp in Chui territory. Winger Derrick Ekurutu would visit
the sin bin but 14 man Ndovu still went ahead,their pressure forcing an
infringement, Obiero obliging with three points, Ndovu 10 Chui 7.
Obiero would convert Javan Murayi's try as the elephants took a 17-7 lead into half time.
would start the second half with pep, pressuring Ndovu but unable to
breach their try line.Okowa drilled home a penalty to cut the deficit to
17-10 but tries from Ekurutu and second half substitute Felix Oloo
sealed off the result for Ndovu.
UAP Kifaru 32 Hima Rwenzori 22
Kifaru have qualified for the semi final of the Bamburi Rugby Super
Series after beating Uganda's Hima Rwenzori 35-22 at the Nakuru Athletic
Club on Saturday 24 May 2014. The result saw Kifaru finish second in
Pool B with 7 points, 2 behind Papa Nguvu who topped the pool.
It was Rwenzori who dominated the
early exchanges, dominating territory and possession, going ahead an
Adrian Kasito penalty on three minutes but Kifaru scrum half George
Mutuku levelled seven minutes later with a penalty, 3-3 the scores.
Pius Shiundu extended Kifaru's lead
with an unconverted try, Mutuku converting for a 10-3 score in their
favor but Kasito's conversion off Isaac Tago's try saw the game level
again at 10-10.
Further tries from Brad Odwako and Dan Othieno in between Mutuku's conversion saw Kifaru lead 22-10 at the break.
The students would pick up from where
they left off, Alvin Otieno and Kevin Bundi grounding for a 32-10 lead
but Rwenzori were handed a life line when Constant Cap awarded them a
penalty try, Kasito converting to make it 32-17.
Kifaru's Paul Muikia would visit the
sin bin for intentionally wheeling the scrum down, Rwenzori using the
one man advantage late on to surge forward in pursuit of a consolation
try, Ronald Mussajagulanyago barging over for a 32-22 score.
Harun Lubisia slotted home a drop goal for the full time 35-22 score.
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