The SDV Transami Cheetahs and the Lions become the first teams to qualify for the semi finals of the 10th edition of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series after winning their second group matches on Saturday 12 May 2012 at the Jamhuri Park in Nairobi.
The Cheetahs, leading 26-0 at half time, ran off with a 50-10 win over visiting Coastal Bulls, scoring eight tries and six conversions. Anthony Nyandigisi landed two tries while Kelvin Omiyo, Oscar Ayodi, Frank Ndong, Sidney Asamba, Vincent Mose and Augustine Lugonzo scored a try each. Mose added six conversions.
The Bulls responded with a Steve Matioli try and Marlon Ondiege’s penalty and conversion.
The second match saw the Lions register a 15-8 win over the Nguvu Sharks. Dennis Mwanja’s early try, converted by Fabian Olando saw the Lions take a 7-0 lead before Isaac Adimo reduced the deficit for the Sharks with a penalty to make it 7-3. It was a close first half contest with no further points and the teams went into the interval with the scores remaining the same.
Second half action saw the Lions make a foray into Sharks territory, winning a penalty that Olando drilled home to extend the lead to 10-3 before Edwin Salamba broke for the Sharks, touching down in the corner to bring the scores to 10-8. A late Dennis Ombachi try sealed the game for the Lions, who won their second consecutive group game and booked a semi final berth with one match to spare.
Dimension Data Rwenzori pulled off a 17-15 win over defending champions UAP Rhinos in Kampala, a result that sees them have one foot in the semis while the second Ugandan side in the competition, KCB Victoria, registered a 17-7 away win over hosts Mumias Sugar Buffaloes in Mumias, a result that revives their semi final chances.
Bamburi Rugby Super Series 2012
Match Day Two Results:
SDV Transami Cheetahs 50 Coastal Bulls 10
Lions 15 Nguvu Sharks 8
Dimension Data Rwenzori 17 UAP Rhinos 15
Mumias Sugar Buffaloes 7 KCB Victoria 17