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ESS fixtures for 2017/18 season released
By Dennis Gatuha | Thu 19 Oct, 2017 17:02

Three-time Eric Shirley Shield (ESS) champions Impala Boks will start their title defence with a home match against promoted Mombasa RFC on November 25th.

On the same day last season's losing finalists, KCB Cubs, will face Strathmore II, Black Blad II will welcome Nondies II with Topfry Nakuru II and Kabras II playing hosts to  Kisii II and Mwamba II respectively.

Just like the Kenya Cup,  the tournament will proceed on a one-off format. The top two teams after the league phase will book semis slots with those ranked third to sixth squaring out for the remaining two slots.

The league will break for Christmas festivities after round four on December 16 and resume on 13th January, 2018. The play-offs are slated for 3rd March, the semis  week later with the finals taking place on 17th March.

ESS Fixtures

Week 1-25th November, 2017 (2pm kick-off unless stated)

Nakuru II vs Kisii II NAC Grounds, 2pm

Impala II vs Mombasa II- Impala Sports Club, 2pm

Kabras II vs Mwamba II Kakamega Showgrounds

Homeboyz II vs Kenya Harlequins II Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Strathmore Ii vs KCB II Strathmore Grounds

Black Blad II vs Nondies II KU Grounds

Week 2-2nd December 2017 (2pm kick-off unless stated)

Kenya Harlequins vs Nakuru II, RFUEA

Mwamba IIvs Impala II, Railways Club

Kisii II vs KCB II, Gusii staduim

Mombasa II vs Blad II, Mombasa Sports Club

Kabras II vs  Strathmore II, Kakamega Showgrounds

Homeboyz II vs Nondies II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Week 3-9th December, 2017 (2pm kick-off unless stated)

Nondies II vs Mombasa II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds (10 am)

Kabras Ii vs Nakuru II, Kakamega Showgrounds

Homeboyz II vs Impala II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds (12pm)

Kenya Harlequins vs Mwamba, RFUEA

KCB II vs Bklack Blad II, KCB Sports Club

Kisii II vs Strathmore II, Gusii Staduim

Week 4-  16th December, 2017 (2pm kick off unless stated)

Mombasa II vs Kabras II, Mombasa Sports Club

Nakuru II vs KCB II, NAC

Impala II vs Nondies II, Impala Grounds

Strathmore II vs Mwamba II,Strathmore Grounds

Black Blad II vs Kenya Harlequins, KU Grounds

Kisii II vs Homeboyz II, Gusii staduim

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Week 5- 13th January, 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated)

Kabras Sugar II vs Kenya Harlequins II, Kakamega Showgrounds

Mwamba II vs Mombasa II, Railways Grounds

Impala II vs Kisii II, Impala Grounds

Nakuru II vs Black Blad II, NAC Grounds

KCB II vs Homeboyz II, KCB Sports Club

Nondies II vs Strathmore II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Week 6- 20th January, 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated)

Nondies II vs Kabras II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Mombasa vs Strathmore  II, Mombasa Sports Club

Black Blad vs Kisii RFC II, KU Grounds

Mwamba II vs KCB II, Railways Grounds

Kenya Harlequins II vs Impala II. RFUEA

Nakuru II vs Homeboyz II, NAC

Week 7-27th January, 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated

Mombasa II vs Nakuru II, Mombasa Sports Club

Nondies II vs Kisii II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds (10am)

Strathmore II vs BlackBlad II, Strathmore Grounds

KCB II vs Kenya Harlequins II, KCB Sports Club

Homeboyz II vs Mwamba II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds (12pm)

Impala  II vs Kabras II, Impala Grounds

Week 8- 3rd February 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated)

KCB II vs Nondies II, KCB SC

Strathmore II vs Nakuru II, Strathmore Grounds

Black Blad vs Impala II, KU Grounds

Kisii vs Mwamba II, Gusii Staduim

Kenya Harlequins II vs Mombasa II, RFUEA

Kabras II vs Homeboyz II, Kakamega Showgrounds

Week 9

Mwamba II vs Nondies II, Railways Grounds

Impala  II vs Nakuru,  Impala Grounds

Kabras II vs Kisii II, Kakamega Showgrounds

Homeboyz II vs Black Blad II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Kenya Harlequins vs Strathmore II, RFUEA

Week 10-10th February, 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated)

KCB II vs Kabras II, KCB Sports Club

Homeboyz II vs Mombasa II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Kenya Harlequins vs kisii II, RFUEA

Mwamba vs Black Blad, Railways Grounds

Impala II vs strathmore II, Impala Grounds

Nakuru II vs Nondies, NAC Grounds

Week 11-10th February, 2018 (2pm kick off unless stated)

Kisii vs Mombasa II, Gusii Staduim

KCB II vs Impala II, KCB Sports Club

Mwamba II vs Nakuru II, Railways Grounds

Nondies II vs Kenya Harlequins II, Jamuhuri Showgrounds

Strathmore II vs Homeboyz II, Strathmore Grounds

Black Blad vs Kabras II, KU Grounds


PLAY-OFFS: 3rd March

SEMIS: 10th March

FINAL: 17th March


Dennis Gatuha
Dennis Gatuha
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