Quins out to halt KCB’s Kenya Cup run

Kenya Harlequins RFC have paraded a fierce-looking squad for the weekend as they purpose to achieve what no other Kenya Cup side has done this season; beat KCB RFC.

Champions KCB have been in barnstorming form, winning all six of their opening fixtures are odds on to clinch a third title in four years despite the close attention they are getting from Kabras Sugar.

The Bankers will be without their flanker Andrew Amonde who is away on international duty with the Shujaa but have been boosted by the return of talisman Darwin Mukidza for Saturday’s clash at the Ruaraka Grounds.

The Quins are currently placed fifth with 18 points, 12 behind leaders KCB and a win for them will be a huge boost after losing crucial points in the Ngong Road derby against Impala Saracens.

Mukidza will alternate the kicking duties with the swift fly half Shaban Ahmed as they look to add on their already 30 points collected.

Davis Chenge formally of Western Bulls RFC got the nod to start at flank position as Martin Owilla is shifted to the lock position.

However the experienced and legendary Brian Nyikuli has been relegated to the bench as head coach Curtis Olago continues to alter with the main team.

The champions are yet to lose a game and a win against rivals Harlequins will cement their chances of lifting a sixth title for the Bankers.

In other games that will be played across the country Nondescripts RFC play host to Resolution Kisii RFC in the days early kick off at the Jamhuri showground.

A win for Nondies will fortify their morale and spirit after Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) docked them 10 points for fielding ineligible players in their first five rounds leaving them with only a point and facing relegation if they don’t post any positive results.

Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC will later on battle it out against Stanbic Mwamba RFC in the second game of the day at the Jamhuri showground, and the Kevin Wambua side will be hoping that the Deejays  falter to the advantage of Kulabu.

Second placed Kabras Sugar RFC, the league’s only other unbeaten side face the in-form Impala Saracens RFC at the Impala grounds and a win for the Kakamega based side will pile pressure on KCB.

Regional Logistics Mombasa is at home to Top Fry Nakuru RFC at the Mombasa Sports Club while sixth placed Strathmore Leos RFC will travel to Kiambu County to face Campus boys Blak Blad RFC at the Kenyatta University Grounds.

KENYA CUP WEEKEND FIXTURES

Nondescripts v Resolution Kisii – Jamhuri Park, 2pm

Menengai Cream Homeboyz v Stanbic Mwamba – Jamhuri Park, 4pm

KCB v Kenya Harlequins – KCB Sports Club, 4pm

Regional Logistics Mombasa v Top Fry Nakuru – Mombasa Sports Club, 4pm

Strathmore Leo’s v Blak Blad – Madaraka, 4pm

Resolution Impala Saracens v Kabras Sugar – Impala Club, 4pm