KUSA forced to postpone Kings of Rugby 7s


The Mean Machine squad. (PHOTO/kenyacup.co.ke)
The Mean Machine squad. (PHOTO/kenyacup.co.ke)

In Summary

  • Masinde Muliro's run in the Nationwide Championship has forced the Kenya University’s Sports Association (KUSA) organisers into rescheduling the Kings of Rugby Sevens circuit
  • The competition had been slated for this weekend but with Masinde Muliro hosting Kitale RFC in the Championship final during the same period, the annual tournament has been pushed to June 2-3

Masinde Muliro’s run in the Nationwide Championship has forced the Kenya University’s Sports Association (KUSA) organisers into rescheduling the Kings of Rugby Sevens circuit.

The competition had been slated for this weekend but with Masinde Muliro hosting Kitale RFC in the Championship final during the same period, the annual tournament has been pushed to June 2-3.

The new KUSA dates indicate Dedan Kimathi will host the first leg of this year’s edition with the second leg set to be played at the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) a fortnight later.

Taita Taveta and Maseno University, who have customarily hosted the second and fourth legs have had their rights stripped with TUM and Egerton University (Njoro) awarded respectively.

Consequent to the postponement, the inter-varsity circuit which was supposed to conclude on July 22 will run until July 29.

USIU who are set to take part in the Central Sevens Games in Paris, France are the defending champions having won a total of three legs last year.

The crown on their title however lost some of its glittering shade after they were outclassed by South Africa’s University of Johannesburg during the final leg held at the Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri.

Mount Kenya University, Mean Machine of University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University are the main title contenders for this year’s KUSA sevens circuit.

2018 Kings of Rugby 7s Calendar

2nd June -3rd June – Dedan Kimathi University

16th June -17th June – Technical University of Mombasa

30th June – 1St July – Kaimosi Friends

14th July – 15th July – Egerton

28th July – 29th July – University of Nairobi

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