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Homeboyz seeded on top at Prinsloo Sevens

Thursday, July 7th, 2022 01:50 | By
before being overwhelmed by Nakuru RFC players during the Driftwood Sevens. PD/ Alex Njue

Kisumu Dala 7s winners Homeboyz RFC are top seeds as per tradition for the penultimate round of the 2022 National Sevens Circuit, the Prinsloo 7s set for this weekend at the Nakuru Athletic Club, in Nakuru County.

The deejays, who became the fourth different winner on this year’s circuit, have been grouped in Pool A alongside Catholic Monks who held them to a 17-17 draw in pool play last weekend in Kisumu, Kabras Sugar and Western Bulls.

Menengai Oilers, beaten finalists in Kisumu, headline Pool B which also features Masinde Muliro, hosts and city rivals Nakuru and Kisumu.

The Oliers lost 14-19 against Homeboyz in the pulsating finale played at the Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Mamboleo-Kisumu City.

Reigning National Sevens Circuit champions KCB are in Pool C with three Ngong Road sides Nondescripts, Impala and Kenya Harlequin while Pool D features Mwamba, Strathmore Leos, Blak Blad and the Vihiga Granites.

The tournament in Nakuru sees reigning circuit champions KCB (75 points) hold a slim three-point lead over second placed Menengai Oilers (72 points) while Strathmore Leos (66 points), Mwamba (63 points) and Homeboyz (60 points) close out the top five.

The second tier competition has attracted a total of 24 teams led by the Daystar Falcons who were relegated from the first division after an impressive four tournament run. Pool B will see Makueni facing off with CITAM Kisumu,KCAA Stormers and TUK Mustangs.Pool C has Kabarak University RFC,South Coast Pirates,KCA Sparx and Molo RFC.

The three final Groups has; Egerton Wasps,USIU Martials,Eldoret RFC and JKUAT Cougars assembling in Pool D with Administration Police Warriors,Stallions,Mombasa RFC and Dagoretti Bulldogs.The last Pool has Mt.Kenya Un iversity,Sigalagala,Embu,Meru RFC.

Kakamega County rounds off the National Sevens Circuit in the weekend of 16/17 July.

Teams compete for the National Sevens Circuit title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each tournament.

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