By Mahlon Lichuma
Rugby 7s series returns to Eldoret this season from 2018 when it was called Sepetuka sevens.
Kenya Rugby Union has released the sevens circuit calendar where Eldoret will host the first leg opener of the national sevens series which will be played between June 24 and 25.
Eldoret is expected to provide a fresh and exciting atmosphere for Rugby fans as they host the Circuit which is a major highlight in the Kenya Rugby calendar.
The circuit tends to attract a large following across the country as the competition provides a platform for players to showcase their skills and compete for a chance to represent the National Sevens team in international competitions.
A week later, the series will head to Kisumu for the Dala Sevens with the third series, Driftwood Sevens, set for Mombasa between July 8 and 9.
The circuit will take a one-month break to resume on August 5-6 with the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru. The Christie Sevens leg is slated for August 12-13 at the RFUEA Ground with Kabeberi Sevens concluding the season on August 19-20.
Menengai Oilers are the defending champions having bagged 113 points last year after winning the Prinsloo leg and finishing runners-up in four tournaments.
“We have started our preparations for the Sevens series. It’s going to be very competitive now that the established teams like KCB, Strathmore Homeboyz and Mwamba are all interested. We must stay ahead of them,” said Weru, Oilers head coach
It is expected that the circuit will provide a hunting ground for Shujaa technical bench, especially after the emergence of Oilers’ Dennis Abukuse as well as Strathmore Leos’ George Ooro and Brunson Madigu last season.