2017/2018 Kenya Cup and Championship will kick-off on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and run for 14 weeks. This is after the Safari 7s was called off last week.
Impala Saracens are set to announce new dates for their pre-season tournament, Impala Floodlit.
The Kenya Cup will be played in a one-off format to accommodate the late start of the 7s and the early kick-off of the 2018 Kenya 15s internationals season.
KCB, Kabras, Homeboyz, Quins, Impala, Mwamba, Nakuru, Strathmore, Nondies and Blak Blad will be joined in the Kenya Cup next season by Kisii RFC and Mombasa RFC.
The leagues will take a Christmas break after week four on Saturday, December 16 while another break is scheduled for March 3, 2018.
As Kenya Cup ends on March 24, Championship will continue till late April to conclude when Kenya Cup teams will be contesting Enterprise Cup final.
2018’s National Sevens Circuit is scheduled for August and September meaning Kenya 7s players will have returned from USA where they will be competing at the Sevens World Cup.
The two conferences of six teams each have been scrapped. There will also be no home and away. Top two teams will book a home semi-final with top six finishers going for quarters.
Mean Machine and Western Bulls have since been relegated to the Championship which will retain the two conferences format.
In the Championship, six teams in each conference will play home and away within their conferences and a one-off against each team in the other conference.
In the 2018-2019 season, Kenya Cup will go back to the two conferences format.