The 2016 and 2017 Africa 7s Champions, Uganda, have been confirmed alongside 6 other teams to take part in this year’s edition of the Safari 7s, to take place at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi on 10th-12th November.
Early this Tuesday morning, Uganda were confirmed by the Kenya Rugby Union to participate, alongside Samurai Rugby, Univeristy of Johannesburg, Apache Sevens, Red Wailers, Spain and Kenya Sevens.
After taking a hiatus last year owing to the unpredictable and turbulent election season, the KRU announced the return of the coveted tournament in August this year.
The tournament returns to Nairobi from the Nyayo and Kasarani Stadiums in the intervening years from 2011 to 2016. Kenya are defending champions of the Safari 7s having defeated Samurai 38-21 in the 2016 final at the Kasarani stadium.
It is however unclear if Uganda will go with an experimental emerging side or unleash the full firepower of the Cranes arsenal.
Safari 7s Winners
1996-Public Schools Wanderers (U.K)
1998-Bristol University (England)
1999-Public Schools Wanderers (U.K)
2001-British Army (U.K)
2002-British Army (U.K)
2006-Emerging Springboks (South Africa)
2007-Emerging Springboks (South Africa)
2012-South Africa Elite Player Development
2014-Welsh Warriors (Wales)