The Star (Nairobi)

17 November 2012

Kenya: Leading Quins in Kenya Cup Look to Stretch Advantage This Weekend

Defending champions Lunch Bar Quins sit at the summit of the Kenya Cup league with the maximum ten points off consecutive bonus point 37- 0 and 27-3 wins over Western Bulls and Blak Blad in their opening fixtures.

They have the opportunity to further stretch this lead when they host ninth placed Kisumu RFC at the RFUEA grounds this weekend.

Quins have been mean in defence, not conceding a try in those opening matches.

"So far, so good. We have collected maximum points against very determined opposition. We are working on improving game after game and feel we can only get better the more often the players play together," said Quins Coach Charles Cardovillis.

He Added: " We look forward to welcoming Kisumu this weekend. They will be up for it and we must be patient and maintain our structures. Our defense has been very sharp, letting in only three points in two games. We are looking on keeping this up as we sharpen our attack; improve our set piece and break down efficiency."

Kisumu come into this fixture off a 29-44 home defeat to Menengai Oil Nakuru last weekend.

"We played a good game and did not deserve to concede over 40 points. We played at a very high intensity, even rallying to cut the deficit to 22-23 but poor decision making proved costly for us in the end .

We've got great respect for Quins, but going by our performance against Nakuru last weekend, if we just tidy up, we are capable of beating them. Quins do have weaknesses. If we identify them early enough and capitalize on them, we can beat them," said Kisumu coach Arthur Shikwe.

In other fixtures of the weekend-Western Bulls will confront Blak Blad at the Kakamega High School. Second placed Menengai Oil Nakuru will take on Mean Machine at Nakuru Athletic Club. Mwamba RFC will take on Impala RFC at the UoN Grounds.

Fifth placed KCB will welcome seventh placed Homeboyz at the KCB Sports Club Strathmore Leos will host Total Oil Nondies at their Madaraka grounds.

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