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Mark Wandetto top try keeps Homeboyz on top

Homeboyz’s Mark Wandetto continued with his superlative performance, making may top chart in try making to keep his team on top of the National Rugby Sevens Series heading into the penultimate stage next weekend at Dala Sevens in Kisumu.

In last weekend’s Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa, the flier went past the try line seven times though his team was eliminated in the semifinal level to tally to 30 tries with 150 points this season.

His good runs against the opponents have made his team to remain on top of the table since the series began in Nakuru’s Prinsloo sevens, Sepetuka in Eldoret, Kabeberi in Machakos and Driftwood in Mombasa.

Homeboyz under the tutelage of former Kenya sevens assistant coach Paul Murunga won three consecutive meetings- Prinsloo, Sepetuka, and Kabeberi, collecting 66 points before last weekend’s Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa when they fell to a 36-21 cup semi loss to Mwamba.

Mwamba had a good revenge after they lost to Homeboyz in both Prinsloo and Sepetuka finals. But Mwamba went ahead to lose 12-07 on sudden death Nakuru.

As the tournament returns to action at Kisumu’s Mamboleo Showground in the weekend of 8/9 September, the Dejaays enjoy an 81 point lead before concluding with the Christie Sevens at the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi on 15/16 September.

The Dejaays are eleven points clear of second-placed Mwamba (70) with KCB, semifinalists at all four rounds played third on 66. Nakuru, beaten finalists in Machakos and cup winners in Mombasa completing the top four on 63 points.

With Wandetto leading the try scorers list, Kenya Commercial Banks (KCB) Shaban Ahmed is second with 23 tries with Gramwell Bunyasi (Nakuru) third on 17 tries. Mwamba’s Daniel Taabu and KCB’s Jeff Okwach are tied for fourth place on 15 tries with Impala Saracens’ Paul Mutsami rounding off the top five on 14 tries.

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