Sunday, August 12, 2012

Harlequins crowned 2012 Christies Rugby Champions

Kenya Harlequins have been crowned the new champions of the 2012 Christies Rugby 7’s after beating defending circuits champions Mwamba RFC in the main cup finals played at the RFUEA grounds, Ngong Road on Sunday.
Quins beat Mwamba 31-12 to win a thrilling final that started with Mwamba’s Collins Injera making a try before an emphatic response from Patrice Agunda. Former Mean Machine stalwart Wilson ‘Kopo’ Kopondo’s try sealed the victory for Quins. In the Main Cup Semis, Quins beat Strathmore 27-0 while fellow finalist Mwamba RFC beat KCB 12-0, progressing to the anticipated showdown.
The Plate went to Homeboys after beating a resilient Kisumu 19-12 in the plate finals. In the Semis, Homeboys beat Nondies 21-7 while Kisumu beat Nakuru 17.  
Western Bulls clinched the Bowl after beating Blakblad 19-12 in the bowl finals. In the Semis, Western Bulls beat Mean Machine 14-5 while Blakblad beat Eldoret 19-12.
Catholic University also walked away with the Shield, beating KCA 7-5 in the shield finals. In the Semis, Catholic University beat Bungoma 26-7 while KCA beat Multimedia 7-5.
The national sevens circuit moves to the Lakeside city of Kisumu for the Dala Sevens slated for August 18-19 at the Kisumu Polytechnic.

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