Having lost to Kenya Harlequins at the same venue one year ago, Homeboyz RFC convincingly beat Nakuru RFC 17-7 in the finals to lift the main cup at the season opening Driftwood7s in Mombasa.

This was a brilliant start to their circuit title defense.

Nakuru came into the match with a lot of vigor and managed to clinch the first touchdown and conversion. But Mugaisi, the tournament’s most valuable player, ensured Homeboyz went to the break with a reduced distance, clinching their first try.

At the start of the second half, Homeboyz strode further ahead with Mugaisi scoring his 2nd try of the game. Keith Wasike then ensured Homeboyz was within touching distance of glory, dotting down under the posts snaking through a window of space. Humphrey Owuor booted home the conversion for a 17-7 lead.

Homeboyz, Nakuru, Oilers and Mean Machine will now headline each of the four pools for next weekend’s Kabeberi 7s by virtue of reaching the semi-finals in Mombasa.