St Mary’s Yala Invitational Rugby 15s Final to be Replay After Abandonment

The St Mary’s School Yala Invitational Tournament witnessed an intense rugby 15s final between hosts Yala and St Anthony’s Kitale, which unfortunately had to be abandoned due to darkness. Tournament director Kenneth Mukok has announced that the final, deadlocked at 3-3, will be replayed soon, ensuring a fair conclusion to the highly anticipated matchup.

Quick Summary

  • The St Mary’s School Yala Invitational Tournament rugby 15s final between Yala and St Anthony’s Kitale was abandoned due to darkness.
  • The game, tied at 3-3, will be replayed soon to determine the winner in a fair manner.
  • Yala advanced to the finals by defeating Vihiga Boys 8-5, while St Anthony’s Kitale secured their spot with a 6-0 victory over St Peter’s Mumias.
  • Other highlights of the tournament include Kakamega High School winning the rugby 7s title and former western region champions Ebwali —Innocent Lions — upsetting hosts Yala to lift the football title.

Unfinished Business: Rugby 15s Final

The anticipation of a thrilling rugby 15s final at the St Mary’s School Yala Invitational Tournament was interrupted by darkness, leading to the abandonment of the match with Yala and St Anthony’s Kitale tied at 3-3. To ensure fairness and a conclusive outcome, tournament director Kenneth Mukok has confirmed plans to replay the final soon, providing both teams with the opportunity to settle the score.

Journey to the Finals

In the lead-up to the abandoned final, Yala secured their spot by overcoming Vihiga Boys 8-5, showcasing their resilience and determination. On the other side, St Anthony’s Kitale earned their place in the final with a solid 6-0 victory over St Peter’s Mumias. The replay promises to be a riveting encounter between two formidable teams vying for the rugby 15s title.

Other Tournament Highlights

Kakamega High School emerged victorious in the rugby 7s category, beating Sawagongo 17-0. In the football category, former western region champions Ebwali —Innocent Lions — caused an upset by defeating hosts Yala 1-0 to lift the title. The handball title went to Bumbe Technical, who edged hosts Yala 21-20 in a closely contested final.

Looking Ahead: Agoro Sare Open

As the rugby community awaits the replay of the St Mary’s Yala Invitational Tournament final, attention turns to the upcoming Agoro Sare Open scheduled for this weekend. Tournament coordinator Steve Okumu anticipates more than 40 teams participating in various sports disciplines, including basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, rugby (15s and 7s), football (under 19 and U-16), badminton, table tennis, and lawn tennis. The event aims to prepare teams for the upcoming Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association Term One games, fostering healthy competition and sportsmanship among the participants.


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