Homeboyz are the presumptive 2016 Sevens champions
By Patrick Korir | Mon 12 Sep, 2016 12:58

Menengai Cream Homeboyz will be crowned thee 2016 National Sevens Circuit Champions on 17-18 September – not unless they choose to skip Christie Sevens, the sixth and last leg of the series.

A star-studded Homeboyz has served up a winners quality making it to all five finals at Nakuru’s Prinsloo, Mwamba Kabeberi, Mombasa Driftwood, Kisumu’s Dala and at Nanyuki Sevens.

102 points

From the five finals, Homeboyz skippered by Leonard Mugaisi – save at Driftwood where Jeff Oluoch held forte in his absence, the deejays have scratched away three titles – Prinsloo, Dala and the most recent Nanyuki Sevens.

From the five events, Homeboyz has amassed a record 104 points after adding 22 points from Nanyuki to their collective 82 after Dala.

As it stands, only two teams - Christie Sevens hosts Kenya Harlequins and Impala Saracens have a chance, albeit the littlest, to upstage Homeboyz.

Quins went to Nanyuki with 73 points and added 13 points after winning the Plate to clock 86 points, 18 points behind Homeboyz.

Sneak in title

In the unlikeliest event that Homeboyz forego the tournament – hypothetically speaking, a place for Quins in the Christie final will see them crowned champions.

If the same hypothesis stands, and Quins fail to make it to the final, their cross town rivals Impala Saracens could sneak in the title.

Impala landed in Nanyuki with 65 points and bagged Bronze that was accompanied by 17 points to hit a ceiling of 82 points.

A win at Christie, with the above assumptions in place, will see them tie Homeboyz at 104, and hope other parameters favor them.

However, suppositions aside, five points will clinch it for Homeboyz meaning a place in the cup quarters on day one of Christie Sevens will win them the title making them the presumptive 2016 Champions.

Standings

At the close of Nanyuki the top positions remained largely as was, save for 'Plate specialists' at the end of the first four events who moved up to fifth after adding 19 points to their previous 49 to settle at 68 pushing down Kabras Sugar down to sixth. 

Losing plate finalists Strathmore Leos stay fourth having added 12 points to 64 after Dala Sevens after making the plate final to settle at 76. 

15 points from finishing fourth at Nanyuki sends last years runners-up, and now seventh placed Mwamba to 59 points and within six of Plate semi losers Kabras Sugar.

Deposed champions Nakuru maintain eighth spot though improved to 48 points. Bowl winners Blakblad and Menengai Oilers close the top ten with 38 and 19 points, respectively. 

Division one standing after Nanyuki Sevens

1. Homeboyz – 104 points

2. Kenya Harlequins – 86

3. Impala Saracens – 82

4. Strathmore Leos - 76

5. KCB – 68

6. Kabras Sugar - 65

7. Mwamba - 59

8. Topfry Nakuru – 48

9. Blak Blad - 38 

10. Menengai Oilers - 19

11. Mean Machine – 19

12. Catholic Monks - 14

13. Western Bulls - 14

14. Kisii – 13

15. Nondies - 13

16. Daystar - 11

17. Makueni – 9

18. Comras - 6

19 . Kisumu - 4

20. Mombasa -1

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