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  • Local Sevens Season Is Upon Us!

By now you have probably seen some people talking about SGR 7s on Twitter. Yes, the Sevens season is finally here.

Six weeks, six venues, six finals and maybe six winners. Then there is the ‘Sherehe’ part.

The exciting news is that Homeboyz RFC has been awarded rights to host one leg, Sepetuka 7s. This will be one of the biggest events in 2017; two days of rugby and ‘Sherehe’.

All this kicks-off on Saturday, September 2 in Mombasa with the Driftwood 7s also now known as SGR 7s because you know why. It’s the only chance some of us to ride to it.


Mombasa has always been super in hosting sevens. Nairobians will once again flock the coastal town maybe by 2pm on Friday. That’s when SGR arrives there so Mombasa Uber operators you better be around Miritini or Moi International Airport.

After Driftwood 7s, action heads to the City where Mwamba has invited all Sly queens, selfies stickers owners and wannabe sponsors for the Kabeberi 7s to be held on Saturday, September 8 at RFUEA grounds next to Quins bar.


There will be a one-week break before Nakuru RFC plays host to Prinsloo 7s. Wow! Prinsloo 7s in 2017 at Nakuru Athletics Club(NAC) for two days. Nax Vegas is the home of rugby in-case you don’t know by now.  

Safcom 7s

Prinsloo 7s will be followed by the inaugural Sepetuka 7s to be hosted by Homeboyz RFC, The Deejayz. These guys know how to do it when it comes to Rugby and ‘Sherehe’. Remember when they hosted Nairobi 10s? Now imagine how Sepetuka 7s will be? This is their own event meaning they are more than prepared for it. See you there.


Kenya Harlequins, probably the richest rugby team in the entire Africa(obviously apart from South Africa) according to Friday nights talk at Quins bar, will stage Christie 7s on Saturday, October 13 at RFUEA grounds. Last year’s Christie 7s was one of the best Sevens legs and this year it cannot be less than that. We can only wait.


The last leg of the circuit is Dala 7s, in Kisumu. This is my favorite tournament because it’s just unique and gives us chance to land to the lake-side. It actually falls on the Mashujaa Day weekend meaning you don’t have to worry about flying back to the City on Sunday evening.


After you’ve attended all those legs you’ll be very much prepared for Safari 7s in the first weekend of November at RFUEA grounds. The biggest Sevens tournament in Southern Hemisphere outside World Sevens Series.


Start a plan now.

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Eric Njiru

Eric is a Multimedia Sports Journalist who has covered local and international Sporting Activities from World Championships, Rugby World Cup, Kenya National Rally, HSBC World Sevens Series, School Competitions and Kenyan Premier League with good knowledge of the industry.

Apart from daily reporting, Eric is a presenter on HBR Fanzone every Saturday from 9am and Sunday 3pm.

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