There is all to play for as the final round of the 2023 Sportpesa National 7s takes place this weekend when the RFUEA Ground plays host to the George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial 7s.
Only one point separates title protagonists Kabras Sugar (92 pts) from KCB (91pts) with the Strathmore Leos still in the mix, their 82 points placing them third on the overall table.
Kabras Sugar can claim their first circuit title in six years if they simply finish the tournament ahead of KCB in the knockout stages of the cup competition.
KCB can win the circuit title if they reach the cup semis and Kabras fall at the cup quarters.
Strathmore Leos can claim their first title since 2009 if they reach the cup final and Kabras and KCB fail to make the cup quarters.
The teams will be out to get out of Saturday’s group stages and battle for the overall title on Sunday but must contend with potentially tricky fixtures within their respective groups.
Defending Kabeberi 7s champions KCB, for instance, have to deal with current National Sevens Circuit champions Menengai Oilers, Catholic Monks and Moi University Arsonists in Pool D.
Circuit leaders Kabras Sugar have tournament hosts Mwamba, Masinde Muliro and Daystar Falcons to contend with in Pool C as the Strathmore Leos will get to navigate their way out of Pool B which features Kisumu, Nakuru and Impala.
The grand old club of Kenya rugby, Nondescripts, are fresh from wining the Tisap 7s, incidentally their first cup title in 21 years, are tournament top seeds and will be out to replicate their exploits from Eldoret. They are in Pool A with Blak Blad, Kenya Harlequin and the Tessen Warriors.
USIU, winners of the Div 2 competition in Eldoret, have opted to play in the Div 2 competition at Kabeberi and their slot in Div 1 is taken up by Moi University.
The Division 2 draw will be announced in a subsequent post.