Safaricom Safari Sevens Kicks Off.

21 Sep

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The draw for the 17th edition of the Safaricom Safari Sevens will feature 16 elite teams, banded into 4 pools of 4 teams each.

Here is the draw:
Pool ‘A’
. Samurai (New Zealand)
· Shujaa (Kenya)
· Western Province (South Africa)
· Uganda Kobs
Pool ‘B’
· Kenya
· Grenobe (France)
· Cranes (Uganda)
· Rwanda
Pool ‘C’
· Spain
· Bristol Barracudas (England)
· Hamilton Raiders (South Africa)
· Chairman’s Select (Kenya)
Pool ‘D’
· Portugal
· South Africa’s Sevens Elite Player Development Squad (formerly Emerging Boks)
· Zambia
· Universities Select (Kenya)

The tournament will kicked off yesterday, Thursday at RFUEA and Impala grounds with Mtaa Seniors and Age Grade gracing the opening ceremony.

The Age Grade tournament featured Girls U-19 as well as the Boys U-14 and U-12, while the Mtaa Seniors featured sides from Nairobi’s 8 constituencies namely Makadara, Westlands, Langata, Kasarani, Dagoretti, Starehe, Kamakunji and Embakasi.

Kenya Harlequins was omitted from 2012 Safari Sevens and their slot taken up by debutant Universities Select.

The rugby fraternity widely expected Quins to participate in the Safari Sevens after winning the 2012 National Sevens Circuit.

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