Kenya Rugby League Men's & Women's Grand Finals Set

18 Aug 2023

The Kenya Rugby League Federation men’s and women’s Grand Finals will be held tomorrow (Saturday 19 August) at the Impala Stadium, Nairobi.

In the men’s, who kick off at 4pm local time, Rift Valley Ruffians face Wolves, from Kiambu County, the sides finishing first and second respectively in the league table, the Ruffians overcoming AP Warriors 21-6 in their semi final, while the Wolves defeated reigning champions Winam 14-6 to make the decider.

League leading Wolves are also in the women’s game (kick off 2pm), facing AP Warriors, having defeated Ngong and Ruffians in their semis.

Ruffians’ men’s player/coach Lawrence Okello said: “It has been a great season with lots of positivity. We only lost one game and now make our second successive Grand Final, and will be hoping for a different result. We look forward to making history by bringing victory home and letting the game be embraced by all within the region.” 

His opposite number at Wolves, John Mkala, commented: “The season has been an incredible journey so far. We have played some quality teams and got some great results. The fact that we have two teams in the final in both the women and men is a testament to the good systems we have put in place.”

A youth competition also starts this weekend, the KRLF backed by Leeds Rhino Foundation, whose rugby league development manager Darren Higgens has been working with the coaches on-line throughout the season in weekly sessions.


AP Warriors Ladies
Milkah Chitechi, Alice Gathoni, Faith Achieng, Atieno Awour, Sharlyne Akinyi, Agnes Mmbone, Carol Nyanchoka, Angel Achitsa, Dorice Kimani, Maria Gacheru, Teresia Kagima, Sharon Bosibori, Sophye Nabwire, Lovinah Mijere, Esther Monyangi, Maxine Abuga, Angellah Makhupe

Wolves Ladies
Benza Bosibori, Kahindi Mlongo, Miriam Onyikwa, Verien Kerubo, Violet Kerubo, Rose Akal, Florence Akinyi, Elizabeth Katunge, Angel Catherine, Florise Andika, Rita Mwanzinge, Rahab Wanjiku, Edith Sally, Celestine Adhiambo, Emmaculate Moraa, Lucy Elkana, Mitchelle Alivista

Wolves Men
Edwin Watulo, Emanuel Okong'o, Godfrey Kisero, Augustine Simuyu, Tony Allan, Lucas Oyugi, Evans Omondi, Collins Ochieng, Collins Omondi, Horus Alela, Edgar Salano, Noah Jeddy, Mike Wekesa, Kelly Omari, Kazuki Oteki, Bryson Kinyangi, Puis Mbale 

Ruffians Men
Joseph Nun, Victor Ndungu, Timothy Thimba, Solomon Ndirangu, Josphat Njunye, Edwin Abungana, Peter Mwangi, Lucky Otieno, Newton Okeyo, Ashoya Opate, Barnabas Osoro, Evans Opiyo, Ibrahim Adida , Lawrence Okello, John Njoroge, Godwin Matwali, Felix Ochieng Ouma