Fourth round of National Sevens circuit to be hosted in Kisumu

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 06:34 | By
Menengai Oilers winger Derrick Keyoga (centre) breaks free from a tackle by a KCB player during 2021national Sevens circuit. PHOTO/Alex Njue

Kenya Rugby Union has named pools for the fourth round of the 2022 National Sevens Circuit, the Dala Sevens.

Mwamba, winners of the third round of Driftwood leg hosted in Mombasa last weekend head to the lakeside city of Kisumu as top seeds, headlining Pool A which features Nondescripts RFC, Nakuru RFC (Wanyore) and hosts Kisumu RFC.

Pool B comprises Driftwood finalists Menengai Oilers, Kabras Sugar, Daystar Falcons and Masinde Muliro who earn an invite after missing out on the action in Mombasa.  National Sevens Circuit champions and current leaders KCB will put their title defence in Kisumu on the line when they go against Strathmore Leos, Impala and Blak Blad in a competitive Pool C as Homeboyz, Kenya Harlequin, Zetech Oaks and Catholic Monks complete Pool D.

 The second-tier competition has attracted 24 teams split into 6 pools of 4 teams each.

Rugby lovers

The competition takes place this weekend at the newly built Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in the Mamboleo area of Kisumu. A host of Western Rugby lovers and travelling fans will be expected to grace the two-day event.

Mwamba RFC and Impala RFC are joint winners of this age-old tournament with four championships apiece. Betsafe will be the official betting partner while Mediamax Network Ltd through its subsidiaries K24TV and K24 Plus will be the official broadcast partner.

Meanwhile in the Division Two category; Western Bulls will headline Pool A alongside Vihiga Granites, Boarderacks, Busia and Siaya RFC.

In Pool B, Jumia Pay Pirates lead the group and will be alongside Northern Suburbs, Molo RFC and Mbale RFC. Pool C will have Stallions, Mt.Kenya University, Eldoret RFC and Webuye.

Pool D will headline Administration Police RFC, KCA University, Sigalagala Institute and Kisii RFC while Pool E consists of USIU-A, Kenya Prisons, Kibabii University and CITAM University.

 Pool F will see Kabarak University fight it out alongside KCAA Stormers, Bungoma RFC and Maseno University.

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