Kabras Sugar and Kisii rugby teams are expected to provide a healthy competition at the 3rd edition of Eldoret7s rugby tournament.
The three day event that will start on Friday and concludes on Sunday at Eldoret Sports Club.
Kabras team which plays at the Kenya Cup is the top team together with Kisii RFC which was promoted play at the top rugby league in the country next season.
The 2014/2015 Kenya Cup runner up has been pooled together with Trojans, the University of Eldoret (UOE) that plays at the Championships Mfalme Rugby and Arsonists Select.
Local organizing Committee chairman Ali Mbaraka said this year’s edition will be more lively and top notch compared to the past years because of the sponsorship and many team that have registered to take part.
“We are expecting the tournament to be more competitive because of the number of teams taking part,” said Mbaraka.
Kisii on their side will face off with Aviators in pool D that has hosts Eldoret RFC and Falcons Select.
Eldoret Falcons is in pool C alongside Mount Kenya University (MKU), Nairobi campus, Moi University-Kenya Ports Authority campus and Nandi Bears RFC.
Championships side Moi University that lost by a whisker to join Kenya Cup is in pool A that has MKU Kakamega, Malakisi RFC and Sigalagala RFC.
Pool A-Moi University, MKU Kakamega, Malakisi and Sigalala
Pool B-Kabras, UOE Trojans, Mfalme Rugby and Arsonists Select
Pool C-Eldoret Falcons, MKU Nairobi, KPA Eldoret and Nandi Bears
Pool D-Kisii, Eldoret RFC, Aviators Rugby and Falcons Select
Order of play
10:00am Moi University vs Malakisi, 10:18am MKU Kakamega vs Sigalagala, 10:36am Kabras vs Mfalme, 10:54am UOE Trojans vs Arsonists, 11:12am Eldoret Falcons Select vs KPA Eldoret, 11:30am MKU Nairobi vs Nandi Bears, 11:48am Kisii vs Aviators, 12:24pm Sigalagala vs Moi University 12:42pm Malakisi vs MKU Kakamega, 01:00pm Arsonists Select vs Kabras