• Mwamba Top Seeds For Homeboyz Tournament

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Jun 30, 2011-

Mwamba are the top seeds for the second Homeboyz One Night Stand 10-A-Side Rugby tournament which will be played on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium.

According to the draw done last evening, last year’s losing finalists Homeboyz RFC headline Pool B. This year’s event is a sixteen team tournament. Other teams taking part include Kenya Harlequin, Mean Machine, Chipu (the Kenya U-19s), Blak Bald among others.The teams are divided into four pools comprising of four teams each with each group winner qualifying for the main semi finals.

Group runners up will qualify for the plate semi finals while the third and fourth placed teams in each pool will be knocked out of the tournament at the end of group play.

Tournament organizer Paul "Pau" Murunga said the decision to host a bigger tournament in comparison to last year’s event was driven by numerous requests from teams that missed out on last year’s event. He further gave a breakdown of the prize money, saying, "the winner will pocket Ksh 100,000, losing finalists Ksh 50,000 while the semi finalists will receive Ksh 25,000 each. Matches will kick off at 9.00am on Saturday morning with the final set for 10.00pm later that evening.

Top clubs have however given the tournament a miss because it was not on the fixtures released by the KRU for the season. Impala, Kenya Commercial Bank, Nondescripts RFU, Strathmore University and Nakuru RFC are not in the draw. “It is off season and we want our players to rest and condition,” one club official said.

Homeboyz One Night Stand Pools

Pool A:Mwamba, Greenfields, Blak Blad, Deejays

Pool B:Homeboyz, St Pauls, Mean Machine, Oryx

Pool C:Quins, Kenya Polytechnic, Catholic University, USIU-A

Pool D:Chipu RFC, Mount Kenya University, Stormers, Comras

Order of play: Mwamba v Greenfields, Blak Blad v Deejays, Homeboyz v St Pauls University, Mean Machine v Oryx, Quins v Kenya Polytechnic, USIU-A v Catholic University, Chipu RFC v Stormers, Comras v Mt. Kenya University, Mwamba v Deejays, Blak Blad v Greenfields, Homeboyz v Oryx, Mean Machine v St. Paul’s University, Quins v Catholic University, USIU-A v Kenya Polytechnic, Chipu RFC v Mt. Kenya University, Comras v Stormers, Greenfields v Deejays, St. Paul’s University v Oryx, Kenya Polytechnic v Catholic University, Stormers v Mt. Kenya University, Mwamba v Blak Blad, Homeboyz v Mean Machine, Quins v USIU-A, Chipu RFC v Comras.