Circuit tougher than before – Kabras coach


Kabras Sugar RFC players celebrate victory against Menengai cream Homeboyz RFC during their 2016 Christie Sevens ...
Kabras Sugar RFC players celebrate victory against Menengai cream Homeboyz RFC during their 2016 Christie Sevens leg final match at the RFUEA Grounds on September 18, 2016. Kabras Sugar RFC 22-05. Photo/Sportpicha

Kabras Sugar head coach Charles Cardovillis believes that the National Sevens Circuit is more competitive this season than in recent years after his team became the fourth different side to win the competition.

In an interview with Citizen Digital, Cardovilis said that the competition is tighter at the top after climbing from sixth to second position, five points behind leaders Homeboyz .

This, he argues, is a stark reflection of the intense battle that the series has become.

“It’s very competitive and for us it’s fantastic .As you can see the overall competition has improved. The scores are very tight as you don’t know who will come on top, which is very good for Kenyan rugby,” he said.

Cardovillis was over the moon as he led his team to win 26-7 against Resolution Impala Saracens in the Sepetuka Sevens at the Eldoret Sports Club at the weekend and he hopes that this can inspire his charges.

“The boys played some electrifying rugby and the fact that we were able to sustain it throughout was very pleasing for me because some of the things we were looking to improve on from the past tournament was our defence. After conceding two tries in Mombasa we vowed to rectify our defence while keeping our attack ferocious,” he said.

Martin Mukolwe (L) of KCB RFC charges against Kabras Sugar RFC during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. KCB RFC won 40-15. Photo/Sportpicha.
Martin Mukolwe (L) of KCB RFC charges against Kabras Sugar RFC during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. KCB RFC won 40-15. Photo/Sportpicha.

According to the Kenya Rugby Union, the national circuit will take a break this weekend for the players to take a rest after a busy season before resuming preparation for the 5th round of Christies 7’s to be played in Nairobi on October 14-15.

“For the boys they did an excellent job. All the hard work has paid off and now it’s time for them to enjoy the victory as they look forward to the Christies 7’s.”

The final round of the sevens circuit will now take place on October 21-22 at the Mamboleo Grounds in Kisumu.

 

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