Kenya Cup side Mombasa RFC has pulled out of this weekend’s Christie 7s.
Sportpesa Quins chairman Mike Lucas told Raga House the Coastal side pulled out on Tuesday, a day after the pools were released and are set to be replaced by Nationwide side MKU Thika.
"We're done with the pools now. Many teams have accepted the invites, but unfortunately, Mombasa has turned down. We've replaced them and we expect a very competitive Christie 7s as we've seen in the circuit," Lucas said.
Mombasa was set to compete in pool A of the Christie 7s alongside Sepetuka 7s champions Kabras Sugar, hosts Quins and Strathmore Leos.
MKU Thika, who won Kabeberi 7s division II to compete in the top division at Prinsloo and Sepetuka, was scheduled to play in pool F of Christie 7s alongside Egerton, Makueni and Pioneer and now Quins will move to replace them.
At Sepetuka 7s, MKU Thika reached challenge trophy quarters losing 31-10 to Blak Blad to be relegated.
Christie 7s pooling:
Pool A: Kabras, Quins, Strathmore,MKU Thika
Pool B: Impala, Nakuru, Machine, Kisii
Pool C: Homeboyz, Bulls, Mwamba, Nondies
Pool D: Oilers, KCB, Blad, Daystar