Tag Archives: Nairobi School

“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.

Rabadaa Cup – The Story

To properly tell you the Rabadaa story, I will have to go back to 2006, when I met the man who coined the phrase itself, Joshua Tariq Gathumbi, or as we knew him, Rojo. This is early 2006, first term of the school calendar, we

Welcome To The Main Samba…

It is a sunny afternoon, not so hot, with a cool breeze blowing subtly past periodically, just the perfect weather for rugby. As you walk through the ‘pearly gates’ like the many greats have since 1902, you are taken aback by the brilliant sight that

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Impala Grab Lime Light At Floodlit

Not so long ago, I had christened a certain weekend ‘the holy grail of rugby weekends,’ in hind sight, I should have saved that description for this past weekend. What we saw over the weekend both locally and beyond our borders was probably some of

Lights, Camera, Floodies!

With showbiz rugby shelved for another year, it is finally time to get back to some real rugby with the 34th edition of Kenya’s favourite 15’s tournament, the Impala Floodlits. Looking at the 10 matches lined up for day 1 across the three categories, all

Laiser Hill Face Lenana In Prescott Final

Laiser Hill Academy will, at the weekend, be looking to complete one of the greatest runs in schools rugby, when they take on Lenana for the most prestigious schools’ title, the Prescott Cup. This match will be the top bill of a series of seven

The Special One

The day you realise that there is more to life than rugby, is the day you will truly start to enjoy this game.” Ken Moseti, Philip Wamae, Ken Isindu, George Okowa, Peter Lugano, Evans Musili, Kevin Gacheru, Joseph Akiruga, Daniel Mubea. Sit any of these

The Patch Machine Sinks To New Lows

As most were glued to their T.V sets following day two proceedings in the London sevens, or reminiscing on the Kenya Cup and Eric Shirley Semi Finals that were played the day before, a little piece of history was being scribbled at the R.F.U.E.A grounds.