Five outings have happened thus far i.e Kabeberi 7s, Sepetuka 7s, Prinsloo 7s, Driftwood 7s and Dala 7s. Of the five, Menengai Cream Homeboyz won the first three (Prinsloo, Kabeberi and Sepetuka), and a finals appearance at the Dala 7s, pushing their tally to 100 points. In second place is Stanbic Mwamba with 92 points, whom after losing three finals managed to win Dala 7s. KCB are the third team with a possibilty of winning the National crown at Christies as they sit third on 81 points. Unlike Mwamba and Homeboyz who have actually won a series, KCB have not won a single series apart from making consecutive appearances in the semi-finals.
It is a game of Mathematics. At 100 points, Homeboyz only need to make the semi-finals, regardless of what Mwamba accomplishes at the end of the Christies and they’d be champions. Being 8 behind Homeboyz, Mwamba need to win Christie 7s, and wish for the table-leading Homeboyz a quarterfinals exit or worse.
What are the chances that the brightest teams in this campaign (Homeboyz and Mwamba) will go to the Shield after day one? That is the kind of probability that 2014 champions, KCB need, to win the national honors overall if they win Christie 7s.
Mwamba are seeded top at Christies 7s in Pool A with Mean Machine, 2017 Champs Kabras and Russian side Narvskaya Zastava Rugby Club who are the current Russian Cup Champions. Homeboyz are leading Pool B alongside Driftwood 7s Champs Top Fry Nakuru, Menengai Oilers and a select side from South Africa. KCB lead Pool D and are grouped with Nondies, Resolution Kisii and Strathmore Leos.
Christie 7s 15th-16th September
Pool A: Mwamba, Kabras Sugar, Mean Machine, Narvskaya Zastava.
Pool B: Homeboyz, Top Fry Nakuru, Menegai Oilers, South Africa Select.
Pool C: Impala Saracens, Kenya Harlequins, Northern Suburbs, Emerging Uganda.
Pool D: KCB, Nondies, Kisii, Strathmore Leos.
Standings after Dala 7s
19.MKU Thika 1
National sevens circuit winners from 1999
2017: Kabras Sugar