Sevens Team for AAG

Kenya will send a formidable rugby Sevens squad to the All African Games in September in Brazaville, Congo, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) chief executive officer Ronald Bukusi has announced.
Rugby is returning to the All Africa Games after 28 years when they featured in the fourth edition in 1987 in Nairobi. Unlike last time when the format was 15-a-side, this time the event will be run on a seven-a-side format.
Bukusi said they will send their best players to the show as the competition in Brazzaville, Congo will act as a build-up for the Safaricom Sevens tournament and the Olympic Sevens qualifier in South Africa in November.
“We will be sending our strongest team for the tournament in Congo as we look to build up on the momentum. We want by the time we play in the qualifiers in South Africa, we are in peak shape and condition,” added Bukusi
Kenya’s biggest opponent at the continental games will be Zimbabwe and Tunisia with South Africa also considering sending a team. Bukusi said they will not take any chances.
“I expect very tough competition from Zimbabwe and Tunisia as both nations have good players in the shorter version of the game. South Africa may be sending a development side which is still a strong side,” he added.
Bukusi also confirmed that Kenya will play Spain and Portugal in build-up matches for the 15s side this year. Kenya will play Portugal on May 30 and face Spain on July 18.
Spain are ranked 21st and Portugal 23rd in the latest world rugby ranking while Kenya are placed 31st.
Kenya will also face Namibia, Zimbabwe and Tunisia in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) 1A championships which will be played on a home and away basis in June.
Elsewhere, Quins beat Kabras 39-30 in an epic encounter to romp into the quarter-finals of the Enterprise Cup over the weekend.
Arthur Ochieng and William Mawira scored two tries apiece for the Ngong Road outfit with scrum-half Lyle Asiligwa adding three conversions and two penalties in an impressive kicking display.
Kevin Keegan slotted home a conversion. Kabras replied through Brian Tanga, who scored two tries with Malika Habil, Lewis Ochieng and Dino Mukabi scoring a try each and Ivan Chilabo adding a penalty and a conversion for the visitors. Quins led 20-13 at the interval.
Quins next face KCB in the quarter-final. In other matches played, Western Bulls eliminated Mwamba 19-12 in Kakamega to set up a quarter-final date with Impala this weekend.
Homeboyz beat Black Blad 45-3 and will face defending champions Nakuru RFC. Strathmore thrashed Mean Machine 38-22 and face Nondies next in the quarters.