Kabras, Quins renew rivalries at Christie Sevens
Christie Sevens champions Kabras Sugar is seeded top and will play hosts Kenya Harlequins in a repeat of last year’s Christies 7s where the former emerged the winners.
Hosts Harlequins and Kabras Sugar who are fresh from winning the Sepetuka Sevens are in Pool A. They will battle it out with university side Strathmore Leos and Mombasa RFC.
Ngong Road based and Kabeberi Sevens champions Impala Saracens are in pool B alongside campus boys Mean Machine, newly promoted Resolution Kisii and Top Fry Nakuru.
The 2016 champions and current table leaders Menengai Homeboyz headline pool C alongside wounded Kenya Cup side Nondies, Kakamega based Western Bulls and Modern Coast sponsored team Mwamba RFC.
Prinsloo champions KCB will offer the fans a tantalizing clash when they meet high flying Menengai Oilers in a derby that is expected to elicit fireworks.
Joining the two teams are newly crowned division two champions Daystar Falcons and the ever present Blak Blad.
With only one more round to go to the conclusion of the National Sevens Circuit and with no clear winner yet after four rounds, table leaders Homeboyz, fondly known as “Deejays” will be looking to cement its slim five point lead over second placed Kabras Sugar at the top of the standings.
Despite the anxiety, the title fortunes still remains in the Deejays’ own hands, and for the purposes of the tournament’s excitement, they only need to qualify for the Christie Cup semi finals to lift their maiden series title again.
Second placed Kabras will cross their fingers that history repeats itself at this year’s tournament having claimed the honours last term.
The tournament will take place at the RFUEA grounds this weekend.
Pool A: Kabras Sugar, Harlequins, Strathmore Leos, Mombasa
Pool B: Resolution Impala Saracens, Top Fry Nakuru, Mean Machine, Resolution Kisii
Pool C: Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Western Bulls, Mwamba, Nondies
Pool D: Menengai Oilers, KCB, Blak Blad, Daystar Falcons
Report by Edwin Mbare
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