The Last Lion Ends Kulabu’s Campaign

Nondies RFC extinguished any hopes that Mwamba RFC had for qualifying for Kenya Cup play-offs after they held the visitors to a 12-12 draw at Jamhuri Park on Saturday afternoon.

Mwamba started the match brightly with Edwin Machanje barging over after a quick tap and go. Lavin Asego converted the try for a 7-0 lead. Mwamba would camp in the Nondies danger zone but the territorial and possession superiority did not yield any points.

Nondies would patiently wait for their time, striking just before half-time. Enock Makinga going over at the far corner after quick ball movement. Fielden Sinei missed the kick for 7-5 halftime score.

After the breather, Nondies were the hungrier of the two as they spent much time in Kulabu’s half but that dominance too didn’t yield any points for them.

With 15 minutes to go, John Mkala would score a try after a series of pick and drives. Lavin missed the kick.

Nondies started dominating the proceedings and after a series of mauls, match referee Chris Okumu sent second row Stephen Wang’ondu and Nondies’ Charles Kanyi to the bin for dissent. Tito Oduk would follow soon after.

The White Shirts would use their numerical advantage to score another try that Sinei kicked over for a 12-12 score. The final minutes were nervy with both teams trying hard to score the tie breaker.

Mwamba had been on a roll beating KCB RFC 13-7 and later dispatching Strathmore Leos 10-5. The result meant that Kulabu finished eighth on the log with 61 points, two behind seventh placed Strathmore Leos.