2017/2018 Kenya Cup and Championship will kick-off on Saturday November 25, 2017 and run for 14 weeks.
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 International Season.
KCB, Kabras, Homeboyz, Quins, Impala, Mwamba, Nakuru, Srathmore, Nondies and Blak Blad will be joined in the Kenya Cup next season by Kisii RFC and Mombasa RFC.
The leagues will take Christmas break after week four on Saturday December 16 while a 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.
With 2017 national sevens circuit ending on October 22, 2017, the Impala floodlit tournament is most likely set to start on October 28 before teams break for Safari 7s on November 4. Floodies will then continue for the following two weeks before the regular Kenya Cup and championship seasons start on Saturday, November 25.
This means 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 2 conferences format.
In the championship, six Teams on each Conference will play home and away within their conferences and a one off against each team of the other conference.
In the 2018-2019 Season Kenya Cup will go back to the 2 Conferences format.