Elections prompts calendar change for KRU 7s series

Homeboyz RFC celebrate their victory in a leg of the National Rugby 7s series. PHOTO/...
Homeboyz RFC celebrate their victory in a leg of the National Rugby 7s series. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Kenya Rugby Union has been forced to push forward the National Sevens Series Championship by almost two months, due to the August 8th general elections.

In a circular to media houses, KRU stated the order of tournaments remain the same with the entrance of a new leg in Ngong, known as the Sepetuka sevens.

“The start of the 2017 National Sevens Series has been pushed to September. Consequently, the Driftwood Sevens, which was supposed to get the sevens season underway on July 22-23rd will now be held in the weekend of September 2-3rd in Mombasa.

“Kabeberi Sevens, originally set for July 29 -30th will now take place on September 9- 10th in Nairobi,” read the statement from KRU.

The series will then take a one-week break before resuming with the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru, on September 23-24th with the Sepetuka Sevens being staged in Ngong a week later.

“The Christie Sevens, the penultimate round of the series will be held on October 13-14th, with Kisumu’s Dala Sevens closing the series on Mashujaa Day weekend,” concluded the statement.

The new Sepetuka leg replaces last season’s Nanyuki sevens. Homeboyz RFC are rumored to be moving to their new base in Ngong, and the tournament will be used to test the new venue.

National Sevens Series amended dates

Driftwood Sevens, Mombasa –September 2-3, 2017

Kabeberi Sevens, Nairobi –September 9-10, 2017

Prinsloo Sevens, Nakuru –September 23-24, 2017

Sepetuka Sevens, Ngong – Sept 30-October 1st 2017

Christie Sevens, Nairobi –October 13-14, 2017

Dala Sevens, Kisumu –October 20-21, 2017

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