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“I Am The Best Number 9 In This Country!”

“I am the best Number 9 in this country!” A wide grinned Muttley would always remark, whenever we met, a man who made myself and a great number of those who found him at the Nairobi School, fall in love with the sport of rugby.

The Magic of Rabadaa!

There is always something magical that happens every time a group of people pick up a rugby ball to play a round of touch rugby, whether on a Tuesday evening before a training session or a random Sunday afternoon at a friend’s backyard. There is

Dear Ian Snook…

Jambo Mr. Snook and Karibu Kenya, I am sure you have heard this greeting more than enough times so far, so we’ll skip the pleasantries.. First congratulations on your appointment as the Kenya Simbas head coach, I imagine that you would have preferred getting this

What If The RWC Came To Kenya?

A wise Swahili man once said, ‘Mwenzako akinyolewa, zako tia maji..’ If you have been around the internet and its intrigues over the past few days, you would have noticed that the holy grail of that other sport was in the country. As it is

Man At The Center – David Orato.

It is a few minutes to one of the biggest games on the Kenyan rugby calendar, you are just from officiating the Eric Shirley encounter, earlier on in the day you had played and coached at the Nationwide fixture. As you walk off, looking forward

10 Players To Watch Out For In 2018.

A Happy new year to one and all, we are glad that you made it to 2018 in one piece, minus the money maybe, and are settling down well. That 2018 is a big year for Kenyan rugby is a fact that can’t be over

The Best XV of 2017.

The year 2017 will go down as one of the most memorable in recent times for more reasons than one. From nail biting league action in the second half of the 2016/17 season, to the most competitive sevens series in recent times and a Kenya

The Man, The Legend, The Pozza!

In my short life, I have met men, great ones at that, I have met legends, but I count myself lucky to have met the man we called Guka Funky aka Pozza. It is a chilly, drizzling Saturday morning at Nairobi’s Impala club, first day

A Back Row Par Excellence – Mike Okombe.

The year is 2012 in the month of March, a star studded KCB rugby side has traveled to the great rift to face Nakuru RFC in a match day 14 fixture.   Nakuru, still in their old dark green and navy blue shirts, would put

The Swag Runner Has Come Full Circle!

It is towards the tail end of action on day 2 of the 2017 Driftwood sevens, we are seated under the gracious shade of a tree, at a far corner of the Mombasa Sports club, a few meters from a dejected looking tent. Over the