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Clubs, KRU to meet over Kenya Cup dates
By Eric Njiru | Thu 06 Jul, 2017 13:07

Kenya Rugby Union CEO Ronald Bukusi says they are set to meet clubs to come up with a good plan on how next season’s Kenya Cup will go.

Simbas players are already suffering from a long Kenya Cup season as per strength and conditioning coach Richard Ochieng with next season set to be super busy.

2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers are set for June 2018. 

The KRU has already released dates for 2017 Sevens series that start on September 2 and end on October 21.

Impala Floodlit is expected to run for three weeks which may take the better part of November as well as Safari 7s in between.

If all goes that way, Kenya Cup will most likely start in December which may push it all the way to late May or early June. “What’s going to happen is coordination between clubs, national squads and ourselves who are running the Union,” said Bukusi.

“In the next couple of weeks, we are going to have a club’s meeting to address these issues. These are some of the things we also spoke about last week considering we have so much coming next year.”

Kenya Simbas may also participate in the Currie Cup in 2018 while Kenya Sevens already has a busy calendar due to Commonwealth and Sevens World Cup.

“By the end of this month (July) we will have a very concrete plan in place to address club vs country vs fixtures vs sevens circuit and all that put together,” concluded Bukusi.

Eric Njiru
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