"We're going in it to win it" says Charles Cardovillis ahead of the Quins vs Kabras encounter0
Both teams head into this match having won their matches on the 26th of January when Kabras beat Stanbic Mwamba 46-15 in Kakamega while Quins proved to their neighbours that they are indeed the superior team when it comes to the Ngong Road Derby. Quins beat The Resolution Impala Saracens 37-24 at the Impala Grounds.
“It’s a game everyone has been waiting for and I expect it to live to the billing. Both sides have some very good players and I hope they all don’t let the pressure get to them so they can play some good rugby as they demonstrate the skills they have. We are enjoying our form so far, we’ve started 2019 unbeaten and I am happy with the progress made by the boys. It’s no secret that Kabras players are in a very good form, the table speaks for itself. They are the best team in the Country at the moment. I hope the boys come out, play and execute the game plan which we feel will inflict the first defeat on Kabras.” – Charles Cardovillis, Kenya Harlequins Head Coach
The Quins vs Kabras match will be preceded by the Stanbic Mwamba vs Blakblad clash that kicks off at 2:00pm at the RFUEA Grounds. Blakblad lost their Week 8 match 13-24 to Menengai Oilers at the Kenyatta University Grounds. Blakblad currently sits at the tenth position on the log while Mwamba is fifth.
Eleventh placed Strathmore Leos will host the KCB Lions at the Madaraka grounds. The Leos 20-14 win over Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC saw them retain their position on the log with a total of ten points. The Bankers are second with 35 points, five points behind Kabras and four ahead of Quins. At the University of Nairobi, sixth place Homeboyz will be hosted by the Mean Machine; the two sides coming from week 8 losses to Strathmore Leos and Nondies respectively. Machine are twelfth in the standings with five points.
Nondies and Impala will make the two-hour journey to Nakuru County for their matches against Top Fry Nakuru and Menengai Oilers at the Nakuru Athletics Club and the Nakuru ASK Showgrounds respectively.
Kenya Cup Match Day 9 Fixtures
Stanbic Mwamba vs Blakblad 2:00pm, RFUEA (Live Broadcast)
Kenya Harlequins vs Kabras Sugar RFC 4:00pm, RFUEA (Live Broadcast)
Strathmore vs KCB 4:00pm, Madaraka
Mean Machine vs Menengai Cream Homeboyz, 4:00pm UON
Top Fry Nakuru vs Nondescripts, 4:00pm Nakuru NAC
Menengai Oilers vs Resolution Impala, 4:00pm Nakuru ASK
ESS Match Day 9 Fixtures
Kenya Harlequins II vs Kabras II 12pm, RFUEA
Menengai Oilers II vs Resolution Impala II 2pm, Nakuru ASK Showgrounds
Stanbic Mwamba II vs Blakblad II 10am, RFUEA
Strathmore II vs KCB II 2pm, Strathmore
Mean Machine II vs Menengai Cream Homeboyz II, 2pm UON
Top Fry Nakuru II vs Nondescripts II 2pm, NAC Nakuru
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