KENYA CUP PREPARATIONS .
We are focused to start the new kenya cup season on a higher note,with this being the main reason.We look forward to have a well planned pre-season preparations,which include training and conditioning for the players and also taking part in the two upcoming tournament(KUSA 15NS and FLOODIES) which will be a boost to the side's preparations for the upcoming Kenya Rugby season that kicks off in November.
Upcoming 15ns Tournament
The KUSA 15NS kick of on 29th of september to 27th of october. THE Impala floodlit tournament will kick off at the Impala grounds on Saturday 13 October whith the quarterfinals play. Seven days later the semi-finals will be staged at the same venue while the finals will be on October 27. The tournament will have the Clubs and Universities Category.
2018-2019 season has twelve teams competed Mean Machine among them. Sides will be grouped to form two pools of 6 teams each. the teams in the same pool will play on home and away format and then play face teams fron the other pool in a one off format, with the top six qualifying for a knock-out tournament to determine the overall winner. Games are played on Saturday afternoons usually preceded by corresponding fixtures in the Eric Shirley Shield.
Match Day 1 Saturday 17 November 2018
Kabras Sugar v Mean Machine this will be played in kakamega
Match Day 2 Saturday 24 November 2018
Mean Machine v Strathmore Leos will be played at the workshop(HOME OF ESCHUMA ABSOLUTE)
Match Day 3 Saturday 1 December 2018
Blak Blad v Mean Machine at Kenyatta university grounds
Match Day 4 Saturday 8 December 2018
Mean Machine v Resolution Impala Saracens at the workshop (UoN grounds)
NEWLY FORMED KUSA 15ns HAS ATTRACTED A GOOD NUMBER OF TOP UNIVERSITIES TEAMS BOTH FROM TOP DIVISION AND 2nd DIVISION
Eight Sides will be grouped in two pools of four teams each. JKUAT Cougars, Egerton, University of Nairobi (Mean Machine), Kenyatta University (Blak Blad), CUEA (Catholic Monks), TUK, UoE Trojans and TUM Marines from coast are among the sides expected to take part in the inaugural season. The matches will be played on a single venue,and it will be on a Round-robin basis which will take place on 29th September, 6th & 13th October 2018. The winner of each pool will square it off with the runner-up of the other pool in a semi-final on 20th October with the losers fighting it out for 3rd place as a curtain-raiser to the final on 27 October. "The league will kick off at UoN grounds followed by CUEA and Kenyatta University. Egerton University will host the semi-finals while UoN will host the playoff and final,.Mark your Calenders coz its about to get real.
UoN KUSA 15ns Edition on 29th september
This will take place at the university of Nairobi grounds
CUEA and Kenyatta University editions
it will take place on 6th & 13th October respectively.
The semi-final will take place at the Egerton university nakuru
it will take place On 20th october
And on to The BIG FINALS
Which will be taking place at the UoN grounds on 27th october
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Machine thrush quins
University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine rugby club overcame Kenya Harlequins 12-5 to emerge champions in the third edition of the Embu Sevens rugby tournament held at Embu's Moi stadium at the weekend.
Hosts Embu RFC also saw their energetic display rewarded, with the tournament's Individual Spirit Award going to David Kivuti.In the main cup final, Harlequins forward Edward Shitanda converted early to put his side 5-0 ahead. But Machine’s Isaac Waweru cancelled out their rivals' lead with a try and kick to give a 7-5 lead.
The two sides played a defensive match for the rest of the half to leave the score unchanged at the break.The tournament’s most valuable player Victor Shaviya extended Machine’s lead to 12-5 on resumption to seal the 12-5 win.
Machine won the inaugural tournament held at the same venue in 2014. For the cup finals slot, Machine steamrolled Vandals 14-7 whilst Quins knocked out Strathmore 15-12.