The rugby year 2019 served us with some great moments, Chipu playing in their first JWRT since 09, the Lionesses playing in the RWC 2021 qualifiers, they also qualified for the 2021 Olympics as did the Shujaa. It was also the year we saw a new generation of players taking over the reigns in the… Continue reading Five Things To Look Forward To In 2020
After that weekend, it is safe to say that the Tusker Safari sevens is back, like it never left. This was a vintage Safari sevens weekend, from the vibe around the grounds to the action on and off the field, I only hope it will mark the turnaround of this great tournament. So what are… Continue reading 5 Talking Points From The 2019 Tusker Safari 7s
It is the week leading up to the 2019 Tusker Safari sevens and I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about the tournament, oh wait I do and it remains my best memory of the Tusker Safari sevens, best part is I did not attend the said edition. It was ten years… Continue reading My Tusker Safari 7s Memories
It has finally started to sink in, that for the first time in 21 years, what was once Africa’s premier sevens rugby tournament, the Safari sevens, will not be held in 2017. This being the first week of November, the HSBC World series is exactly four weeks away, our fifteens season gets underway at the… Continue reading What Next For The Safari 7s?
For years, the Safari 7s had been Africa’s premier sevens tournament, it had been the top sporting and social event on the Kenyan calendar. We all know where we sit at the moment. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to work for what is now Kenya’s top sporting and social event, the Kenya Open,… Continue reading What Safari 7s Can Learn From The Kenya Open.
When all is said and done, when we are old and worn out, telling exaggerated tales of our great times to whoever would care to listen, memories of 2015 will probably be restricted to those two or three months, when the Lion reigned supreme! If they do have the internet then, and this space is… Continue reading 2015 – The Year Of The Lion
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
In appreciation of the fact that, the sport that they play in heaven, is quickly gaining quite a following in the country. We have decided to come up with a guide of sorts, to new rugby fans or guys who are interested in the game. Think of this, and the next instalments in this series,… Continue reading Kenya Rugby For Dummies – Part 1
The 18th edition of Africa’s premier rugby sevens tournament went down at the weekend, in the home of heroes, the Safaricom Stadium. It was billed as the biggest Safari sevens yet, but fell just short of the mark on my book. While the quality of rugby was one of the best we have seen in… Continue reading 7 Things We Learned From The 2014 Safari 7s
It first happened at the Kabeberi Sevens, many of us thought it was because of the Governor’s statement a few days prior to the tournament. We then moved on to the second leg of this year’s Safaricom Sevens Series, the Dala sevens in Kisumu. The heavy down pour on Saturday evening did the job for… Continue reading Dear Safaricom Rugby Is Not An Mpesa Stall!