2009 rugby fixtures out

January 16, 2009 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, January 16 – The Kenya Rugby Football Union (KRFU) has introduced a six leg under -20 series in the upcoming rugby season whose fixtures were released on Friday.

Mean Machine will host the first tournament on February 8 with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Mwamba RFC hosting the next two legs on February 21 and March 1 respectively.

The series will then move on to Jamhuri Park on March 21 and then down the road to Impala a week later.

The climax of the series will take place on March 29 at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) grounds which is currently undergoing major redevelopment in readiness for the International Rugby Board (IRB) Junior World trophy which is slated for April 19 to May 3.

The Impala Floodlits which traditionally heralds the start of the Kenyan rugby season has been pushed back also due to renovations taking place at Impala Club and will now run from May 9-23.

The Super Series which is contested by teams made up of top players within the East African region and the Chairman’s Cup has been slated to run from March 21-April 18.

The Safari Sevens has been scheduled for June 19-21 in which Kenya is expected to defend their title after defeating Emerging Boks.

Kenya will also be keen to hold on to the Elgon Cup for the third year row when the play perennial adversaries Uganda with the first leg taking place in Nairobi on August 1 with the second leg taking place in Kampala on August 16.

Defending champions Kenya Harlequins versus Nondies headlines the opening day of the Kenya Cup which starts on June 6 together with the Eric Shirley Shield.

The knockout Enterprise and Mwamba Cups kick off on October 3 while the national sevens circuit beginning on October 21.


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