Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nondies win 2012 Impala Floodlit Tournament

Nondescripts ‘Nondies’ RFC are the 2012 Impala Floodlights champions after beating defending  champions Mean Machine 17-12 in a thrilling finale played at the Impala grounds on Saturday evening.
Calvins Biko’s try in sudden death made the two-time champions lift the title after a 10 years drought.
In the quarterfinals Nondies defeated KCB 21-18 to reach the semifinals where they met Nakuru RFC, beating them 28-10 to book a finals date against Mean Machine.
Mean Machine’s journey to the finals started by beating Strathmore 29-6 in the quarters and Impala RFC 17-15 in the semifinals.

Nondies were the winners of the inaugural Impala Floodlit tournament back in 1983 while Machine remains the most successful club in the tournament having won it a record 9 times.

Nakuru beat hosts Impala RFC 36-5 in the third place playoffs.  
In the University Finals, USIU beat Mean Machine II 16-15 to win in a highly contested match.
In the School Finals, Mangu High School made it three wins in a row after beating Lenana School 3-0 to lift the school title.  

Outstanding club players of the tournament 
Most Valuable Player – Fielden Sinei, Nondies RFC
Most Promising Player – Kelvin Karani, Impala RFC
Top Point Scorer – Martin Muita, Nakuru
Top Try Scorer – Kelvin Gacheru, Mean Machine

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