Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar and newly promoted Kisii Resolution white washed their opponents during the opening day of Eldoret7s rugby tournament on Friday at Eldoret Sports Club.
Both teams won all their opening pool matches to extend into main Cup quarter finals to be played on Saturday, which will be the final day of the tournament at the same venue.
Led by Kenyan international player Brian Tanga, Kabras white washed University of Eldoret(UOE) Trojans 50-0 and added their second win against Eldoret Arsonist 52-00.
But star Jone Kubu was the best try maker on the scoring three tries and three conversions for the Kakamega based team.
The sugar millers are the favourite in the tournament that head coach Charles Cardovillis said the final day will determine the best team.
Brian Juma crossed the white wash first on start for the first try before Kubu making a conversion for a 7-0 lead.
Tanga proved his worth on the pitch by crossing over the white wash and converting his try.
Fabian Olando was on the try sheet converting his own try as well as Soli Tavodi crossed the finish line together with David Amboso and Dominic Osiho.
Kabras head coach Charles Cardovillis said the team was using the tournament as a build up for Kenya 7s series that kicks off in September.
“We wanted to play at least two tournaments before the kick off and this is one of them,” said Cardovillis.
He added that he wanted to test the fitness of the players before they engage in serious season ahead.
“I have to play in such tournaments to guage players fitness, their weakness, coordination and combination. Though we are rated as the best team, but we are taking each game as a final and the best team will be known tomorrow,’ added Cardovillis.
Newly promoted to Kenya Cup side Kisii Resolution proved their playing tactics ahead of Kenya Cup opener by winning two opening matches.
In their opening match, won against Eldoret RFC 17-07 and rampaged against Eldoret Polytechnic 44-0.
Eldoret’s Moses Nyariku made the first try on the opening minute that was converted by Daniel Omollo. The 7-0 score was the first and last for the Eldoret based team before Kisii took over the score rush.
Charlton Mokua went past the white wash that was converted by Boaz Ombura to level. Ombura converted his try for a 14-07 lead before break.
On resumption, Rodgers Gworo touched the down for the third try converted by Ombura for a 17-07 lead.
In the same pool, Falcon Select narrowly beat over Eldoret Polytechnic 17-12 with various conversion chances missed.
Hosts Eldoret Falcon also won their first matches against Moi University West Campus 29-07, Mfalme Select played to a 10-10 draw against Moi University main campus.