Kabras build up for National 7's Series

By emmanuel sabuni
Jul 01, 2017

Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar overran University of Eldoret (UOE) Trojans 50-0 in the Eldoret7s tournament that kicked off in Eldoret on Friday.

Kabras which boosts of Brian Tanga who turns up for Kenya sevens side and Jone Kubu were on target for the sugar millers in the event hosted at Eldoret Sports Club.

This Pool B match saw Brian Juma crossing the try line first and Kubu converted. The Fijian who is sure with his boots scored three tries and converted three as Kabras led 21-0 at half time.

They maintained the tempo on resumption and added 29 more points. Tanga opened the scores in this half with a converted try.

Next was Fabian Olando who also scored and converted his own try. Othe try scorers were Soli Tavodi, David Amboso and Dominic Osiho.

Kabras head coach Charles Cardovillis said the team was using the tournament as a build up for Kenya 7's series that kicks off in September.

“We wanted to play at least two tournaments before the kick off and this is one of them,” said Cardovillis.

He added that he wanted to test the fitness of the players before they engage in serious season ahead. “I have to play in such tournaments to guage players' fitness, their weakness, coordination and combination." the coach added.

Kisii RFC who have been promoted to the Kenya Cup next season, proved their prowess by winning against Eldoret RFC 17-7.

Eldoret’s Moses Nyariku scored the first try in the opening minute that was converted by Daniel Omollo. This was as far as they went because Kisii came back to score three tries and win.

Charlton Mokua crossed the chalk and Boaz Ombura converted to level. Ombura converted his try for a 14-7 lead before break.

On resumption, Rodgers Gworo touched down for the third try converted by Ombura for a 17-7 lead.

In the same pool, Falcon Select narrowly beat Eldoret Polytechnic 17-12. In other matches, hosts Eldoret Falcon won against Moi University West Campus 29-7, Mfalme Select drew10-10  with draw Moi University main campus.

New dates

In the meantime, the start of the 2017 National Sevens Series has been pushed to September.

Consequently, the Driftwood Sevens, which was supposed to get the sevens season underway on 22nd/23rd July will now be held on the weekend of 2nd/3rd September in Mombasa .

Kabeberi Sevens, originally set for 29th /30th July will now take place on 9th /10th September in Nairobi.

The series then takes a one week break before resuming with the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru on 23rd/24th September with the Sepetuka Sevens taking place in Ngong a week later.

The Christie Sevens, the penultimate round of the series will be held on 13th/14th October with Kisumu’s Dala Sevens closing the series on Mashujaa Day weekend.

National Sevens Series amended dates

Driftwood Sevens, Mombasa – 2/3 September 2017

Kabeberi Sevens, Nairobi – 9/10 September 2017

Prinsloo Sevens, Nakuru – 23/24 September 2017

Sepetuka Sevens, Ngong – 30th Sept/1st October 2017

Christie Sevens, Nairobi – 13/14 October 2017

Dala Sevens, Kisumu – 20/21 October 2017