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Rugby Super Series action in Nakuru as Buffaloes, Rhinos seek redemption

Saturday, May 11th, 2024 13:38 | By
RFUEA Grounds. PHOTO/KRU/X
Rugby corner flag at RFUEA Grounds. PHOTO/KRU/X

The Rugby Super Series caravan is set to roll into the vibrant city of Nakuru this Saturday, May 11, for the second round of matches following an action-packed opening weekend at the RFUEA Grounds.

With two teams notching up convincing wins, anticipation is high for another thrilling showdown.

Rugby Super Series opener

In the earlier fixture, the Cheetahs roared to an 18-5 victory over the Kabras Sugar Buffaloes, while the Lions asserted their dominance with a commanding 29-7 win against the Rhinos.

Kabras Sugar in a past National 7s Circuit. PHOTO/ Kabras Sugar/Facebook
Kabras Sugar in a past National 7s Circuit. PHOTO/ Kabras Sugar/Facebook

As the teams gear up for Round Two, the Lions currently lead the standings with 5 points, courtesy of a bonus point secured in their opening triumph.

Trailing closely behind are the Cheetahs with 4 points, while the Buffaloes and Rhinos find themselves seeking redemption after starting with zero points each.

The early kick-off clash promises to be a battle of redemption as the Buffaloes face off against the Rhinos.

With both teams making significant changes to their line-ups, fans can expect a fiercely contested encounter as they vie for their first points of the season.

Later in the day, all eyes will be on the Cheetahs as they host the high-flying Lions. With only two changes to their squad, the Cheetahs will be banking on home advantage to propel them to victory, while the Lions aim to maintain their winning momentum with just one alteration to their starting line-up.

Rugby Super Series squads

 Buffaloes Starting Lineup

Edward Mwaura, Geoffrey Shitambasi (C), Hillary Mwanjilwa, Hillary Odhiambo, Clinton Litali, Thomas Simiyu, Collins Indeche, Gabriel Adero, Collins Osore, Eric Cantona, Griffin Chao, Darrel Brantana, Hillary Salano, Brian Kiptanui, Samuel Omollo

Bench

Jeremy Odhiambo, Emmanuel Otieno, Darrel Oluoch, Andrew Wangila, Biden Hayo, Jacktone Omondi, Patrick Kluivert, David Williams 

KCB RFC in Kenya Cup action. PHOTO/(@kcbrugby)/X
KCB RFC in Kenya Cup action. PHOTO/(@kcbrugby)/X
Rhinos Starting Lineup

Mohamed Khedir, Adam Mugo, Meshack Tunnech, Ryan Odua, John Aswani, Steven Odhiambo ©, Laban Kipsang, Sheldon Kahi, Arnold Muita, Evin Asena, Victor Odhiambo, Shem Okola. Paul Mutsami, Matoka Matoka, Harmony Wamalwa

Bench

Dennis Tuibei, Eric Shimoli, Raymond Chacha, Charlton Mokua, Patrick Wainaina, Bruce Odhiambo, Charles Odhiambo, Charles Omondi

Cheetahs Starting Lineup

Francis Orembe, Celestine Mboi, Desterious Makenzi, Ibrahim Ayoo ©, Clinton Juma, Amos Nyamanya, Felix Odhiambo, Elkeans Mukamiti, Samson Onsomu, Tonny Owino, Beldad Ogeta, Chrispine Shitundo, Tyson Maina, Alvin Khavoli, Quinto Ongo

Bench

Emmanuel Mboya, Eric Miheso, Bryan Onyango, Nelson Tengeye, Tyson Okoth, Philip Otieno, Samuel Macharia

Lions Starting Lineup

Oscar Simiyu, Givens Oduor, Patrick Ouko, Collins Kubayo, Emmanuel Silungi, Eliakim Kichoi, Obat Kuke ©, Felix Ojoo, Emmanuel Opondo, Elvis Namusasi, Derrick Wechuli, Bob Muhati, Levi Amunga ©, Davies Masinga, Benjamin Rugar

Bench

James Ochieng’, Nicholas Okullo, Wilhite Mususi, Andy Cole Omollo, Manasseh Oduor, Randy Wamah, Derrick Masese, Charles Tendwa

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