Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST RFC) on Saturday registered their third win of the season after thrashing Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad RFC 38-10 in a Kenya Cup match played at Nandi Bears Club in Nandi.
The Kakamega based students scored six tries to bag their first bonus point win and emerge top in the University Derby match.
Debutant Felix Bukhutse and Nobert Lubwani each scored a brace with Abandon Jadah and Elvis Amunya also getting on the score sheet in a match that MMUST had to come from behind to win.
Blak Blad got off to a good start after taking an early 7-0 lead after Douglas Sifuna crossed over for the opening try with Kelvin Gathu adding the twos.
Jadah Abdon would then charge past his markers to land MMUST’s opening try that Lumbwani failed to convert as the scores stood at 7-5.
Kenyatta University would respond through Gathu whose penalty stretched the visitors lead to 10-5.
MMUST would however go into the break with a two-point advantage after Elvis Amunya center post try saw the hosts take a 12-10 lead after Lumbwani’s conversion.
In the final half, Lumbwani would go over for MMUST’s third try before adding the extras for a 19-10 lead.
Substitute Bukhuste stretched the lead by scoring moments after being introduced into the match before Lumbwani bagged his brace for a 31-0 lead.
Bukhuste got his brace moments before full time as MMUST held on to win 38-10
MMUST have 15 points after eight matches.
MMUST Rugby 1.Kevin Totti 2.Gibson Perez, 3.Collins Ngoko,4.William Muhanji, 5.Nelson Makokha 6.Jadah Abdon 7.Geoffrey Messo, 8.Felix Wamocho, 9. Felix Bukhutse 10.Norbert Lumbwani, 11.John Bahati, 12. Malik Mabil, 13.Elvis Amunya, 14.Lamech Ambetsa , 15.Isaiah Mulongo
Replacements 16.Byron cornel, 17.Karanja, 18.Michael Onyango, 19.Benson Mwata, 20.Calvin Wabuyele 21.Veron kaburu, 22.Eric cantona,23.Josephat Omulefu
Blak Blad Rugby: 1.Humphrey Litali 2. Edwin Mutoka 3. Anthony Abwoga 4. Wesley Kidinga 5. Steve Odhiambo 6. Trevor Ayombe 7. Lowell Mwanika 8. Sheldon Kahi 9. Lawrence Ishuga 10. Lionel Ekesa 11. Marshall Mutai 12. Ian Obukwa (C) 13. Douglas Wanyonyi 14. Arcadias Khwesa 15. Kelvin Gathu
Replacements: 16. Morris Mutugi 17. Brian Kidake 18. Calvin Nyausi 19. David Njiraini 20. Dennis Opiyo 21.Arthur Wanda 22. David Ochieng 23. Derrick Wechuli