February 23, 2024

KRU confirms 2024 National Sevens Circuit dates

KRU confirms 2024 National Sevens Circuit dates
Previous National Sevens Circuit action between KCB and Kabras Sugar

The KRU 7s replaces the Tisap 7s which was held in Eldoret last year and will be hosted and organized by the Kenya Rugby Union.

The 2024 National Sevens Circuit dates have been confirmed by the Kenya Rugby Union.

Nairobi hosts the opening round in 2024 when the Christie 7s takes place on 27/28 July at the RFUEA Ground before heading to Kakamega for the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) 7s set for 3 /4 August.

The KRU 7s replaces the Tisap 7s which was held in Eldoret last year and will be hosted and organized by the Kenya Rugby Union.

Teams will break on 10th/11th August before heading to Kisumu for the Dala 7s on 17/18 August with the George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial 7s taking place on 24/25 August 2024.

There will be another break on 30 August/1 September before Mombasa plays host to the Driftwood 7s on September 7/8 with the curtains falling on the circuit in Nakuru on September 14/15 when the Prinsloo 7s takes place at the Nakuru Athletic Club. KCB are the reigning National Sevens Circuit Champions.

Since its inaugural event in 1999, the National Sevens Circuit has stood as a cornerstone in the Kenyan rugby landscape. This annual series of rugby sevens tournaments, orchestrated by the Kenya Rugby Union in collaboration with host clubs nationwide, has not only fueled the competitive spirit in the country but has also become a significant platform for nurturing and showcasing rugby talent.

The history of the National Sevens Circuit is rich with stories of players who ascended to rugby stardom after gracing its fields. From the late Benjamin Ayimba and Allan Makaka to iconic figures like Humphrey Kayange, Lavin Asego, Collins Injera, and Andrew Amonde, the tournament has played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of Kenyan rugby legends. Today, the stage is set for emerging talents such as Vincent Onyala, Samuel Asati, Kevin Wekesa, and the promising Patrick Odongo to make their mark.

 

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Christie 7s | 27/28 July |Nairobi
KRU 7s |3/4 August | Kakamega

Dala 7s | 17/18 August | Kisumu
Kabeberi 7s |24/25 August | TBC

Driftwood 7s | 7/8 September | Mombasa
Prinsloo 7s | 14/15 September | Nakuru

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The tournament unfolds through a series of six events, scattered across six cities and towns in Kenya.

Teams engage in competition, each vying for the National Sevens Circuit overall title.

Points are accrued based on their finishing positions in these tournaments, ultimately determining the season’s circuit champion.