• Bamburi Super Series launched in Nairobi

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  • Bamburi Rugby Super Series kit launch at the RFUEA.(Photo by Shutterspeed)Bamburi Rugby Super Series kit launch at the RFUEA.(Photo by Shutterspeed)
Apr 24, 2012-

Cheetahs will face Sharks in the opening game of the 10th edition of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series on May 5, which was launched at the RFUEA Grounds. Defending champions Rhinos wil host Uganda’s victoria later in the day.

The event, which also doubled up as the official kit launch saw the tournament dates, ticket prices and match schedules being released too.

Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Mwangi Muthee reiterated the role of this tournament in boosting the growth of the fifteens version of the game in East Africa and remains an integral part of the Kenya fifteens development agenda.

Bamburi Rugby Super Series Organizing Commmittee Chairman Aggrey Chabeda detailed the match schedule and ticketing for the five week event which runs from May 5-June 2.

The tournament will feature eight franchises, six from Kenya and two from Uganda.Rhinos defeated the Cheetahs 20-15 in sudden death during last year’s final as they won the title for a record fifth time.

Bamburi Rugby Super Series Franchise Pooling

Pool A Cheetahs, Coastal Bulls, Lions, Sharks Pool B Buffaloes, Rhinos, Rwenzori (Uganda), Victoria(Uganda)

Match Schedule- Saturday 5th May Pool A:Cheetahs v Sharks 2.00pm RFUEA, Nairobi (Pool B: Rhinos v Victoria 4.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi, Pool B: Rwenzori v Buffaloes 4.00pm, Kampala RUFC, Kampala Pool A: Coastal Bulls v Lions, 4.30pm Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa

Match Day Two Saturday 12 May Pool A: Cheetahs v Coastal Bulls 2.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi Pool A: Lions v Sharks, 4.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi, Pool B: Buffaloes v Victoria, 4.00pm, Mumias Pool B: Rwenzori v Rhinos, 4.30pm, Kampala RUFC, Kampala Match Day Three Saturday 19 May Pool A: Sharks v Coastal Bulls, 2.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi Pool A: Cheetahs v Lions, 4.00pm, RFUEA, NairobiPool B: Rwenzori v Victoria, 4.00pm, Kyadondo RC, Kampala Pool B: Rhinos v Buffaloes, 4.30pm, Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru

Match Day Four Saturday 26th May Winner Pool A v Runner Up Pool B,Venue to be confirmed Winner Pool B v Runner Up Pool A, Venue to be confirmed Match Day Five Saturday 2nd June Third place playoff, 2.00pm, RFUEA,Nairobi Final 4.00pm, RFUEA,Nairobi.