NAIROBI, Kenya, February 18, 2019/ -- Kenyatta University’s Blakblad RC stunned their opponents and third placed Kenya Harlequins as they beat them 16-15 at the KU Grounds on 16th February.
Quins were first on the scoreboard as Lyle Asiligwa drilled in a penalty giving the visitors a 3-0 lead. 15 minutes later, Brian Wahinya dotted down KU’s first try giving them the 5-3 lead. Leroy Mbugua was next on the scoreboard for Blakblad in the 37th minute of the match with KU’s second try. The 10-3 lead was reduced to 10-8 as Kenya Harlequins’ Paul Kioko landed a try at the stroke of half time. All conversions in this half sailed wide.
15 minutes into the second half, Hillary Baraza gave Quins the 13-10 lead that was extended to 15-10 after Lyle’s successful conversion. In the last ten minutes of the match, the hosts would split the posts twice through Ajeliti Lionel and Brian Wahinya’s penalty kicks. Blak Blad securing the much needed 16-15 win.