Saturday, August 4, 2012

Masaku Sevens Rugby Tournament kicks off

Machakos County will play host to the first rugby tournament in Eastern Province this weekend, as the Masuku Sevens tournament kicks off at the Machakos Golf Club.

“This is a chance for people to take an hour leisure drive to Machakos and enjoy the wonderful game of rugby in a totally new setting,” said the tournament’s director Benjamin Ayimba.

12 teams in four designated pools will battle it out for the grand prize of Sh100,000 in the two-day tournament. Runners-up will pocket Sh50,000 while the most valuable players will bag  Sh5,000 each.

Sides that will be in action:
Mwamba RFC, Kenya Harlequin, Multimedia University,  Blak Blad, Daystar University, Thika RFC, Portland Stormers – Athi River, Team Quicks, Parklands Underdogs and Kilunda RFC.

Players in the tourney are ready to impress the newly announced sevens head coach Mike Friday for selection, as the national sevens circuit commences next week.   

Friday is expected to name his final squad of 25 players for the 2012/2013 International Rugby Board (IRB) World Series after next month’s Safaricom Sevens tournament.

Mitch Ocholla and Felix Ochieng were also announced on Friday as deputy coaches.

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