Intense rivalries await as Prinsloo Sevens pools revealed

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RUGBY Intense rivalries await as Prinsloo Sevens pools revealed

Festus Chuma 10:26 - 31.07.2023

Excitement builds as 2023 Prinsloo Sevens pools are announced.

After a thrilling three-week break, the much-awaited Sportspesa Sevens Circuit is set to resume with the Prinsloo Sevens in Nakuru. 

The prestigious tournament will take place at the Nakuru Athletic Club from Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 August.

With the announcement of pools, the anticipation is even higher, as fierce competitors Kabras Sugar RFC and Menengai Oilers find themselves in Pool A and Pool B, respectively, ready to vie for the ultimate glory.

In a much-awaited clash, 2017 champions and 2023 Driftwood Sevens titleholders, Kabras, will headline Pool A. 

The star-studded team will face stiff competition from Kisumu RFC, Homeboyz RFC, and Western Bulls, all of whom are eager to dethrone the reigning champions.

Kabras Sugar's exceptional form has been a highlight of this season, and they are determined to maintain their winning streak.

On the other hand, Pool B promises no less excitement as the Driftwood Sevens runners-up, Menengai Oilers, are all set to showcase their skills. 

After their sensational victory in the 2022 National Sevens Circuit, securing a remarkable 113 points, head coach Gibson Weru's men have their eyes firmly set on retaining the coveted trophy.

However, they will need to overcome tough challenges from Nondies, hosts Nakuru RFC, and Catholic Monks.

Pool C boasts some formidable contenders, including the KCB RFC, known for their tenacity and previous successes in the circuit. 

Standing in their path are Kenya Harlequins, MMUST RFC, and Blak Blad, each determined to make their mark and progress to the knockout stages. 

The battles in this group are sure to be intense, with every team seeking to gain a competitive edge.

Meanwhile, Pool D is packed with talented teams, with Strathmore Leos, Mwamba RFC, Daystar Falcons, and Zetech University all ready to test their mettle. 

Each side will be aiming to claim crucial wins to secure a spot in the knockout rounds and keep their title dreams alive.

Established in 1999, the National Sevens Circuit has evolved into a true spectacle of rugby prowess in Kenya. 

Showcasing the country's rugby talents, the circuit unites teams from across the nation in thrilling sevens tournaments hosted by various clubs in collaboration with the Kenya Rugby Union.

2023 Prinsloo Sevens

Pool A: Kabras Sugar Rugby Club, Kisumu RFC, Homeboyz Rugby and Western Bulls.

Pool B: Menengai Oilers, Nondies Rugby, Nakuru RFC and Catholic Monks

Pool C: KCB Rugby Club, Kenya Harlequins, MMUST Rugby Club and Blak Blad.

Pool D: Strathmore Leos, Mwamba Rugby Club, Daystar Falcons and Zetech University.