University sides come back for Week Two with more clinical and intense plays

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”University sides come back for Week Two with more clinical and intense plays”][vc_column_text]The Catholic University rugby grounds came to a bee hive of events this weekend as it hosted the second round of the inaugural Varsity League. The host side Catholic University Monks took to the side in the early morning encounter at 10.00am against University of Eldoret Trojans.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MONKS v. UoE TROJANS

The hosts continued their winning ways with a comfortable win against the Trojans with a Full Time score of 23 – 6. UoE Trojans Elvis Namulanda took the Trojans ahead in the first minutes with a careful penalty goal to take the Trojans 3 – 0. Jeffrey Okwach opened the score books for CUEA Monks with a run over try after breaking the Trojans defense to take up the score 5 – 3. An infringement by CUEA Monks gave the Trojans an opportunity to extend their score to 6 – 5. Immediately after, the Monks through Jeffrey Okwach took the score to 8 – 6 at just before the half time whistle through a well calculated try. The match ended 23 – 6 to CUEA after Jeffrey Okwach landed another try and two penalties by Johnstone Olindi and a penalty try.


Just as their week one game against TUM Marines, Egerton were again on the fight for their lives in Pool A with a narrow win against the Cougars just as they did against the Marines. Egerton University saw off the Thika Road side 8 – 5 in a thrilling match of the day.

Brian Ndege took the Wasps ahead with a nicely kicked penalty goal. The Cougars replied with a Dennis Ambitho try. Both teams testing their defenses, Egerton University got a lucky break to score just before halftime through a Steve Wamae Try to send the scores to 8 – 5.  Egerton Wasps came back into second half with a mind to defend and their slim lead against the Cougars. They managed to hold the lead to the 80th minute and win the fight to secure 2 wins from two.


Thika Road side Kenyatta University came into week two of the competitions with a well prepared game play. They white washed the Marines from Mombasa 29 – 0 in a match filled with exciting phases, kicking and line breaks. Tries from Kelvin Gathu, Ryan Ario, Humphrey Litali, and Stormy Odhiambo and beautiful kicking by the flying Lionel Ajelity secured Kenyatta University top seed in Pool A.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI MEAN MACHINE v. T.U.K MUSTANGS

The Machines were hungry to land points on board with a quick try by Aaron Otieno and additions by Festus Shiasi that sent the Mean Machines 7 – 0. A hard game it was for Machines to easily score due to the Mustangs defense that was exceptional with hard pressing line defense and great ball possession. Errors came to haunt the Mustangs and the Machines capitalized on every bit of them. Tries from Marvin Karungi, Alfred Orege and a double try by Aaron Otieno saw Mean Machines book their second win from in Pool B.

Varsity League heads to Kenyatta University on the 13th October for the final Pool Matches.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]