Defending champions KCB has been drawn in Group A alongside United States International University, Kenya Under-19 team, Chipu and Mount Kenya University.
Hosts Homeboyz will face university sides, Black Blad, Technical and African Nazarene in a relatively easy Group B while C consists of Impala Rugby Football Club, Mean Machine, Masaku and Vikings from Chuka.
Kenya Cup Champions Nakuru will lock horns with Kenya Harlequins, Stormers and Multimedia University in a tentatively tough Group D.
British Army and Embakasi aviators will be on standby.
Speaking on Wednesday during the launch, organising secretary of the event committee, Keith Kibira, said the tournament will now cover two the entire weekend.
“Previously it was a one-day tournament but due to demand and urge to grow, we decided to have a two-day event.
“Bearing in mind the current condition in our country, we will try as much as possible not to go till late but to play the games during the day for both days, security is up to scratch we haven’t left anything to chance.
“We will have a 16-team format kind of play for the main teams and for the first time, the veterans category from Kenya Harlequins, Mwamba RFC, KCB and Impala battle it out in a round robin format same as the mtaa rugby teams from Dagoretti, Starehe, Kamukunji and Langata,” the Homeboyz Team Manager confirmed.
The winner will walk away with Sh50, 000 while Entrance will be sh300.