Kabras, Quins renew rivalries at Christie Sevens


Kabras Sugar RFC players pose for a photograph during their Enterprise cup final match against ...
Kabras Sugar RFC players pose for a photograph during their Enterprise cup final match against KCB RFC at the RFUEA grounds in Nairobi, Kenya on June 18, 2016. KCB RFC won the match 24-12. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

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.

Max Adaka of Kabras Sugar RFC in action against KCB RFC during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. Kabras lost the finals of the Great Rift 10s on Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Nakuru. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.Sportpicha.com
Max Adaka of Kabras Sugar RFC in action against KCB RFC during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. Kabras lost the finals of the Great Rift 10s on Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Nakuru. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.Sportpicha.com

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.

Andrew Amonde (with ball) of KCB RFC breaks out during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match Kabras Sugar RFC at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. KCB RFC won 40-15. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.Sportpicha.com
Andrew Amonde (with ball) of KCB RFC breaks out during their 2015/16 Kenya Cup league match Kabras Sugar RFC at Impala club in Nairobi, Kenya on December 19, 2015. KCB RFC won 40-15. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

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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