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USIU beats MMUST to bag first win in Eldoret rugby.

By E. Wambwa

United States International University-Africa (USIU) RFC have made their first win of the season after hammering, University of Eldoret Trojans 20-16, in Eldoret.

Eliud Mulakoli,the USIU captain, scored a penalty, a try, a drop goal and made two conversions over Fred Okoth’s try to seal the away win. Three penalties by Dennis Mwanga and a converted try by Martin Luta for the home team could not stop the Nairobi-based students from with the win being credited to hard work.

Mulakoli Mbeche,the USIU coach, said they played well with determination and was delighted to have bagged his first away win, which showed growth considering last season’s poor away form that they had.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST RFC) maintained their perfect start to the 2019-20 KRU Championship after registering a narrow 8-6 win against former Kenya Cup side Kisii RFC.

Kisii drew the first blood with Brian Onguti converting two penalties before Nobert Lumbwani cut the deficit to one point before the break with an unconverted try.

MMUST would then seal their fourth win of the season in the second half when Tyson Juma drilled in a penalty between the posts as the Kakamega-based students maintained their second spot in the standings.

At the Coast, Strathmore Leos ended Mombasa RFC’s home-unbeaten run in a 26-14 win at Mombasa Sports Club to maintain their lead at the helm of the championship standings.

Speaking after the win, Leos captain Gabriel Adero said their confidence is growing with every game and remain focused on returning to Kenya Cup next season.

“Our performances are getting better after each game. We are, however, going to take it slow because the championship this season is very competitive,” he said. [Washington Onyango]

Novices Northern Suburbs also left the Coast with a win after beating hosts South Coast Pirates 14-3. Egerton Wasps joined the winning lists after edging newbies Eldoret 6-3 in another tight match.

In Karen, Mean Machine bagged the second win of the season after edging Catholic Monks 10-3. They join high-flying Strathmore Leos who beat Mombasa 26-14

Leos maintain top spot with 19 points from four wins, two more than second placed MMUST. Kisii remain bottom of the table followed by Mombasa RFC. [Washington Onyango]

Tags: KUSA games, Rugby kenya USIU, MMUST

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