For the first time in a long while, it will be an all Kenyan affair after Uganda’s Hima Rwenzori crashed out following their 22-32 loss to UAP Kifaru. The semi final line up for the 2014 Bamburi Rugby Super Series is now known after the completion of the pool matches. Ndovu will play UAP Kifaru, Papa Nguvu will play Bollore Chui. Below is the match day three round up.
UAP 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, 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.
The semi finals will be played in Machakos on Saturday 31 May at the Kenyatta Stadium.
Courtesy of KRU Media