World Rugby launches Tackle Ready to educate players on safe tackle technique

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “Our mission is to make rugby as safe and accessible as possible for every participant at every level of the game. Tackle Ready reflects that central ambition by focusing on the technical key factors in five stages of the tackle which will help players to execute safer and more effective tackles and coaches to be consistent in their best-practice coaching approach.

Shujaa training squad announced ahead of 2021 HSBC Sevens World Series

“Our team selection is based on the last squad performance up to Tokyo where we have retained 15 players and called up 9 trialists based on Kenya Cup performance. We will continue calling up more players for trials until we settle on the additional 9 players. The total squad numbers for this season is 24players as its a long season. We also have one foreign based player – Willy Ambaka who will join us based on his availability,” said Simiyu.

Kenya Cup Round Up: 14 August 2021

Kenya Cup Round Up: 14 August 2021

Kabras were 56-12 winners over Mwamba at the RFUEA Ground. They took a 29-3 lead into the break through tries from Felix Ayange, Jone Kubu, Derrick Ashiundu, Alfred Orege and Jeanson Musoga with Kubu adding a conversion. Brian KIvasia drilled home a penalty for Mwamba.

Beaumont leads congratulations to Kenya rugby sevens legend Humphrey Kayange on becoming an IOC member

Kayange, the chair of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya Athletes’ Commission, was formally sworn into his new position at the IOC Session in Tokyo, and becomes the first rugby Olympian to be appointed to the IOC’s decision-making structures.

Oloo hails Lionesses performances in Tokyo

Speaking to the KRU from Tokyo, Oloo said, “The Olympic experience was brilliant for both the Lionesses and us on the technical bench. The importance of teamwork really played out very well…when people work together, things become very easy because we are all eyeing the same objective.  I am really happy and thank my technical team for pulling together in one direction. “

Lionesses finish 10th in Tokyo

Lionesses finish 10th in Tokyo

Playing out of Pool A, the Lionesses finished fourth at the close of the preliminary matches, losing 29-7 to New Zealand, 35-12 to the Russian Olympic Committee and 31-0 to Great Britain. They would then defeat hosts Japan 21-17 in the ninth place semi final on Friday morning.

Most technically advanced sevens rugby ball ever unveiled for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Most technically advanced sevens rugby ball ever unveiled for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In both competitions, the 12 teams are split into three pools of four with those matches taking place over the first day and a half. The top two teams from each pool, plus the two best third-placed teams, will progress to the last eight. Those quarter-finals take place on the second session of day two, while the resultant semi-finals will happen in the first session of day three. The final session will feature the matches to decide who claims the greatest honour in world sport and becomes Olympic medallists.

Curtains fall on three weeks of Rugby Africa action in Nairobi

Curtains fall on three weeks of Rugby Africa action in Nairobi

The return of rugby action truly showcased the rugby values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. It further epitomized the resilience of the human spirit, rising from what had seemed a hopeless situation nearly two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, throwing the world into a spin.

Madagascar expect physical battle against Kenya in Barthes Trophy decider

Madagascar expect physical battle against Kenya in Barthes Trophy decider

Despite their impressive showing against Senegal last weekend, Setra and his coach are not blind to the fact that the Kenyans are bigger and they have devised a way to counter that aspect. “The Kenyans are big, we are smaller so we have devised our own trick to beat them, we just have to wait for Sunday,” concludes Setra.

Senegal, Zambia declare their squads ahead of crunch Rugby Africa Cup clash in Nairobi

Senegal, Zambia declare their squads ahead of crunch Rugby Africa Cup clash in Nairobi

Senegal will come into this tie looking for a second win which will assure them of top spot in the pool and passage to the 2022 competition which will serve as the final round of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2023 slated for France. Two teams will advance from this pool to the next round of qualifying. 

Odera optimistic that Simbas will bounce back

Odera however believes something must change if the Simbas are to turn their World Cup qualification chances around.
“There is also a lot of introspection; I have to look at myself as a coach, and my leadership of the team and what needs to change to get us to the next phase of the World Cup Qualifiers next year,” adds Odera.

Madagascar ready for the Kenya Lionesses challenge in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup

Madagascar ready for the Kenya Lionesses challenge in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup

The Madagascar women’s national side is in Nairobi and will play hosts Kenya women’s national side popularly known as the Lionesses over two weekends in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium. Madagascar touched down in Nairobi on Wednesday…

Kenya put on a five-star performance to start their Barthes Trophy title defense on a high

Kenya put on a five-star performance to start their Barthes Trophy title defense on a high

The Kenya U20, popularly known as Chipu, thrashed Senegal U20 50-3 in the first match of this year’s U20 Barthes Trophy played on Saturday 26th afternoon at the Nyayo National Stadium. Matoka Matoka and Tyson Juma scored a brace each as Reinhard…

Chipu prepare for Barthes U20 Trophy defense

Chipu prepare for Barthes U20 Trophy defense

Kenya’s U20s, affectionately referred to as Chipu are the defending champions of this tournament which serves as the Rugby Africa U20 Championship. They won the title with a 21-18 win over Namibia at the KCB Sports Club in Nairobi in April 2019. They will contend with opposition from former champions Namibia as well as Senegal and Madagascar when this year’s event takes place at the Nyayo National Stadium

Olympics boss eulogizes Benja

Olympics boss eulogizes Benja

Athletics legend and National Olympic Committee – Kenya President Paul Tergat has eulogized Benjamin Ayimba. In a message to the Kenya Rugby Union, Tergat said, “We have learnt with a very heavy heart and sadness the death of Benjamin Ayimba, former rugby…

Dates and new qualification pathway confirmed as Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 looks to inspire a new generation of rugby fans

Dates and new qualification pathway confirmed as Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 looks to inspire a new generation of rugby fans

World Rugby and hosts South Africa Rugby today confirmed Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town will take place from 9-11 September, 2022. The eighth edition is the first to be hosted in Africa with organisers anticipating a very special and…

Update On Benjamin Ayimba

Update On Benjamin Ayimba

The Ayimba family would like to give an update on the health status of former Kenya 7s and Kenya 15s Head  Coach Benjamin Ayimba. We express our sincere gratitude to • His Excellency the President Of The Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta…

2021 Simbas To Kick Off Rugby World Cup Preparations with Virtual Training Sessions

The Kenya Fifteens Head of program, Paul Odera, has called up 102 players to the 2021 Simbas training squad that will kick off preparations with virtual sessions. This decision has been dictated by government protocols. This initial squad will undergo a series…

World Rugby launches ‘A Global Sport for All’ Strategic Plan 2021-25 to guide long-term growth

World Rugby has launched ‘A Global Sport for All – True to its Values’, a new strategic plan for the advancement and growth of the sport through to 2025. While recognising the challenges facing society and sport as a result of the…

Regional Development Update

The Kenya Rugby Union recently assessed development programs within its various districts. Development Co-ordinator Ronnald Okoth used this visit of the regions to follow up on development programs, liaise with the local administration in terms of further promoting the growth of the…

Rugby sevens match officials unveiled for Tokyo Olympics with 100 days to go

The squad of 22 match officials that will take charge of the women’s and men’s rugby sevens competitions at the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has today been announced by World Rugby to mark the 100 days to go milestone until the action kicks off in Tokyo Stadium on 26 July, 2021.

Fifth and Sixth place finish for the Shujaa and Lionesses at the Emirates Invitational 7s

Shujaa and Lionesses wrapped up their Emirates Invitational 7s campaign in fifth and sixth places respectively on Friday 8th April 2021.After two days of intense rugby at the Sevens stadium that was preceded by four training days at the same venue. Shujaa…

Impala stay top of Women’s Festival heading into round three

The Sarries shared points with winners Mwamba at their home tournament and lead the standings with the maximum 44 points.  Mwamba are second with 39 points while Top Fry Nakuru who missed the Impala round are third on 19 points, two ahead of Northern Suburbs (17 points). Ruckit (14 points) and Kisumu Dolphins (12 points) round off the standings.

Kenya Cup Match Day 4 Round Up: 14 man Kabras crush Quins, MMUST stun Mwamba, KCB beat Blad

The second half was all Kabras, Dukisa converting Brian Tanga’s try for a 26-5 score before Ayange landed his brace, the scores readin 31-5. Aaron Adhanja then went over, Dukisa sure with the twos as Kabras led 38-5 before Walter Okoth scored for the 43-5 full time score.

KRU Statement on postponed Kenya Cup Matches

The Kenya Cup fixtures between Nondescripts and Strathmore Leos, and Menengai Oilers versus Resolution Impala Saracens due to be played this afternoon, have been postponed.   The decision to postpone the fixtures has been taken as a precaution following confirmation of  12 positive…