Two rounds into the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit and it is Menengai Cream Homeboyz firmly in pole position having registered cup final success at the opening rounds in Nakuru and Eldoret. They have been head and shoulders above the rest thus far and will be out to maintain this dominance as the circuit proceeds.
Stanbic Mwamba sit second on the log, having fallen to Homeboyz on both occasions. The young side have epitomized grit,passion and determination but will need to show consistency if they are to remain in the hunt for the overall crown.
KCB and Resolution Impala Saracens have lacked that decisive killer punch on day two, capitulating when it matters most. Their management teams will probably use the two week break to sort out these deficiencies before action resumes.
Defending circuit champions Kabras Sugar have been rather tame in their two outings to date and will need to dig deep in the quest to retain the overall crown. Menengai Oilers too have been unable to replicate their exceptional performances from last season.
Masinde Muliro gave their fans a reason to smile when they reached a first cup quarterfinal since 2009. Their performance at the Sepetuka Sevens in Eldoret was eye catching as was that of Nondescripts who also reached the cup semifinal at this tournament.
Action resumes on Saturday 18 August with the George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County before heading down to the coastal city of Mombasa for the Driftwood Sevens at the Mombasa Sports Club a week later.