Diggers shock Buffaloes

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Diggers B 14 Buffaloes 12

DIGGERS B recorded the biggest upset of the weekend dumping Green Buffaloes out of the 2013 Copperfields sponsored Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Knock-Out Cup competition to set an interesting quarter final match against Nkwazi.
Defending champions “Men At Work’ Diggers, Red Arrows and ‘Powerhouse’ Lusaka all easily advanced to the quarter-finals and were joined by surprise package Prisons, who earned a slot by virtue of a walkover after Nchanga failed to make the trip to Kabwe.
Back to the Buffaloes shock loss, Diggers B got their victory thanks to tries from Andrew Santala and Maynard Phiri which the latter converted while Danny Kabila scored a brace of tries but could only manage one conversion. Diggers B faces Nkwazi, who eliminated League A side Green Eagles.
Chibuluma 14 Mufulira 6
Chibuluma sailed through to the last eight to play Lusaka who thrashed Kitwe Playing Fields (KPF) 28-0. Kenny Bwalya scored three penalties with Kaluba Chipasha placing a try but Bwalya failed the conversion while Mufulira scored two penalties through Maybin Mukosha.
Diggers 95 Kansanshi 7
Diggers were the weekend biggest winners thrashing League B side scoring 15 tries from which 10 were converted as the visitors scored a try and a penalty.
Beneya Mukwamba and Kabwe Musonda placed a hat-trick of tries each, Sam Lukonde and Gift Kabeya scored a brace each, Likemeno Kafumbwe, Fine Chikumbi, Patrick Chanda, Philipe Kamanga and Terry Kayamba scoring a try each. Mukwamba successfully managed 10 of the 15 conversions.
Arrows 76 Konkola 12
Newly crowned Zambian league champions Arrows easily cruised to the quarters thanks to Daniel Sakala, Patrick Kasongo, Robert Luhanga and Mutinta Malambo who all scored two tries.
There was a single try each from Evans Simpembe, Kalumbi Banda, Peter Mulenga, William Daka and Sydney Mwansapa with Chizola Banda and Terry Kaushiku making some conversions.
The quarterfinals to be played on October 10 will see Diggers A hosting Prisons and Nkwazi up against Diggers B with the winners to clash in the semi finals while the other group sees Arrows play ‘Killer Bees’ Ndola Wanderers who beat Roan 19-8 thanks to Kelvin Changwe two tries and three penalties, with Chibuluma playing Lusaka and the winners clash in the semi finals.

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