Kenya vs Hong Kong Player Ratings.

Captain, George Nyambua charges past the HK defence line (Photo - Eric Onchiri)

The Kenya Simbas on Sunday played out to a 19 all draw in the first of a two test series against Hong Kong. With 17 changes to the Simbas side, this test offered the perfect platform for players who had been overlooked to make a case for themselves. Most did stake a claim to the… Continue reading Kenya vs Hong Kong Player Ratings.

Rabadaa Cup – The Story

The Rabadaa Cup.

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 are getting ready to take on our opening assignment as… Continue reading Rabadaa Cup – The Story

Lessons From The Cape and Dubai

The opening legs of the 2015/16 world sevens series, can only be described as a proper roller coaster for the Kenyan sevens fan. We went from baying for blood to heaping endless praise, all in seven days. I will not dwell on the news, but just in case you are joining us from Rongai, the… Continue reading Lessons From The Cape and Dubai

Shujaa Battle For Ticket To Rio.

Andrew Amonde in action against Zimbabwe at the past Safari 7s

The Kenya sevens will at the weekend be in battle for the sole ticket to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, alongside 11 other sides at the Africa 7s in Johannesburg South Africa. As defending champions, the Shujaa head into the Africa 7s as firm favourites, to join the Blitz Bokke as the African representatives… Continue reading Shujaa Battle For Ticket To Rio.

5 Lessons From The 20th Safari 7s

The Shujaa running on to the pitch at the weekend.

Another year, another Safari 7s. This time round, we got half the picture right, with great quality on the field but nothing close, off it. Here are a few things I picked up : 1. Safari Sevens still has it. Like I said in the preview, the organisers managed to put together a decent line… Continue reading 5 Lessons From The 20th Safari 7s

All Set For 20th Safari 7s

We are all set for Kick off.

After weeks of speculation, uncertainty and what has been a muted build up, it is finally, time for the biggest event on the region’s rugby calendar, Africa’s premier Sevens tournament, the Safari 7s. Despite the cloud of doubt that hang over this year’s edition, with the struggle to pin down sponsors, the organisers have managed… Continue reading All Set For 20th Safari 7s

Dream 7 From 2015 Series

Biko Adema (Photo : Mid-Ego Fotography)

With the dust from the 2015 sevens series having settled, how about we look back and pick the best seven players from what was a highly competitive series? Here are my picks : 1. Dan Sikuta (Mwamba) His was one of the easier picks in this side, Sikuta played a pivotal role in Kulabu’s charge… Continue reading Dream 7 From 2015 Series

Driftwood 7s Pool B Preview

Oscar Ayodi in action against Quins (Photo : James Wahome)

With the Driftwood date drawing closer, today we take a look at Pool B, which consists of the current series runners up, Homeboyz, Nondies, Kisumu and Thika RFC. Homeboyz have been on the ascendancy in the first two legs, finishing third in Kabeberi following this up with a second place finish in Dala. If the… Continue reading Driftwood 7s Pool B Preview