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School's Rugby: Namilyango edge rivals Hana

By Faith Kiai

Added 24th June 2019 12:27 PM

The two sides went into half time tied on 5-5

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The two sides went into half time tied on 5-5

Schools Rugby Sevens

Final: Namilyango 10 Hana 5

Third Place: Budo 21 Tigons 14

To say the rivalry between Namilyango College and Hana Mixed is brewing is an understatement because the rugby on show in their third final in three weeks was top drawer.

From the first whistle to the last, both sets of players played their hearts out. Spurred on by their crowd at home, Namilyango drew first blood but Hana replied with an instantaneous try to quiet the Anchors.

The two sides went into half time tied on 5-5. The next seven minutes saw Namilyango survive a Hana try by a whisker and they fought their hardest to take the win and send the boys into raptures.

So excited were the students on the school campus that they invaded the pitch with one saying “it as if we have won the World Cup.”

“The final was really difficult because we got tired and were even penalised. Hana brought their A-game. We got our second win which helped us in the points differential because they were leading us on the table,” Namilyango assistant captain Joel Sibi said.

For Hana it is back to the drawing board but for now, all is well in their first competitive season back.

Kings College Budo also fought hard to avoid losing to Tigons, Namilyango’s junior team, as they came from 14-0 down to take third place in the circuit.

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