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Dear Ian Snook…

Share this…FacebookTwitterJambo 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

What If The RWC Came To Kenya?

Share this…FacebookTwitterA 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

Man At The Center – David Orato.

Share this…FacebookTwitterIt 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

10 Players To Watch Out For In 2018.

Share this…FacebookTwitterA 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

The Best XV of 2017.

Share this…FacebookTwitterThe 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

The Man, The Legend, The Pozza!

Share this…FacebookTwitterIn 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

A Back Row Par Excellence – Mike Okombe.

Share this…FacebookTwitterThe 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

The Swag Runner Has Come Full Circle!

Share this…FacebookTwitterIt 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

Types Of Fans At A Rugby Game.

Share this…FacebookTwitterSome are born great, some achieve greatness, the lucky ones, become rugby fans. They could be lawyers by day, doctors, finance directors, even socialites. On any given Saturday (rugby day) however, they are rugby fans. Like all beings, no rugby fan is the same

The Man We Called Zaik Wa Kang Kang!

Share this…FacebookTwitterSometime during the 2014 Kabeberi 7s, I was introduced to this budding young man, then playing for the Catholic Monks, little did I know that he would later become a good friend and a corner stone to my club. Having already known his big