BATUK reach Main Cup Semi-Final of Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament

The BATUK team in action during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Last weekend, British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) Rugby team were one of the teams competing in the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament.

As well as competing alongside a fellow British Army team from the British Peace Support Team (East Africa), the unit have helped support and train 30 school children from orphanages and homes around Nanyuki to compete in the Junior competition.

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The BATUK team at the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Various teams, including age grade rugby sides, all took part in different categories from the bowl competition through to the cup matches.

The competition, held at the Forty Thieves Beach Bar in Ukunda was won by Academy Warriors.

Forty Thieves Bar
The Forty Thieves Bar. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Sunday Results

Bowl Quarter Finals

Unsullied 3 Les Gauloise Bleu 4

DNDS 2 Creaking Rhinos 0

KP II 2 Bollore Pumas 0

Nuts II 2 Nuts I 3

Shield Cup Semi-Finals

Unsullied 5 Bollore Pumas II 2

Creaking Rhinos 1 Nuts II 0

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Action from one of the BATUK games during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Bowl Semi-Final

Les Gauloise Bleu 4 Nuts I 0

DNDS 0 KP II 1

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High tide stops play during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Plate Quarters

Dik Trille 3 Old Bullets 0

Nanyuki Jackals 3 Odds & Sods 0

Young Guns 0 Untouchables 1

Mogadishu Pirates 3 Buxton Saints 1

Plate Semis

Mogadishu Pirates 0 Buxton Saints 1

Dik Trille 0 Nanyuki Jackals 4

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Camels stop play during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Main Cup Quarters

Academy Warriors 2 Les Gauloise Red 1

Karen Crusaders 0 Forty Thieves 2

Bollore Pumas I SCP Base 1 BATUK 2

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BATUK power into action during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Main Cup Semi Final

Forty Thieves 2 BATUK 1

Academy Warriors 3 Les Gauloise Red 2

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BATUK in action during the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament. Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

Shield Final

Unsullied 3 Creaking Rhinos 1

Bowl Final

Les Gauloise 1 KP II 0

Plate Final

Nanyuki Jackals 1 Untouchables 0

Main Cup Final

Forty Thieves 0 Academy Warriors 1

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Competition winners Academy Warriors. Photo: Photo: Facebook/DianiBeachTouchRugby

For more information on the competition, please visit the Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament website.

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