A young KCB Lions side gave a good account of themselves at the Dala Sevens, the first leg of the Kenya Rugby Union’s National Sevens Circuit that took place at Kisumu Polytechnic on September 2/3.

Captained by Kenyan international Andrew Amonde, the Lions finished second in Pool D, winning two of their three matches and booking a main cup quarter final berth against Strathmore Leos. Amonde and Collins Kimani scored a try each as the Lions led the Leos 10-7 before conceding a try midway through the second half to trail 12-10. Darwin Mukidza converted Amonde’s last gasp try to give the Lions a 17-12 win and a berth in the semi final.

Facing Kenya Harlequins,the Lions kept their hopes alive restricting Quins for large parts of the match before conceding a try just before half time. They went into the breather trailing 0-7. They would start the second half with a sense of purpose, retaining possession and eventually reducing the deficit through Sebastian Shivoka. Kelvin Ochieng’s conversion tied the scores at 7-7. With time ticking, the Lions conceded a late try tha saw them bow out of the tournament as they went down 14-7.

It was a gallant display and fans can expect a better performance when the second leg of the circuit, the Prinsloo Sevens takes place at the Nakuru Athletic Club in Nakuru on Saturday 3rd September 2011

 

Day one results

 

KCB 22 KCA 5

 

KCB 40 Kitale 0

 

Nakuru 5 KCB 0

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