South African sides The Tuks and Blue Bulls team to compete at the 2018 Christie 7s at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi, Kenya.
TUKS rgby club is the University of Pretoria team and has produced 88 springboks for the national rugby side as well as four springbok captains. The combined side held a joint training with hosts Kenya Harlequin on Thursday.
The sides are in pool B with series leaders Homeboyz RFC who seek to reach cup semis, at least, to be crowned 2018 champions. Others are Driftwood 7s champions Nakuru RFC and Menengai Oilers.
TUKS and Blue Bulls Bios
1.Jacobus Adriaan Burger(Flanker) 2.Xander Kruger(Fly-half) 3.Marc Hardy De Villiers(Centre) 4.Cornel Kroff(Scrum-half) 5.Zandre Kruger(Centre) 6.Petrus Johannes(Centre) 7.Willem Johannes Strydom(Fullback) 8.Lourens Pretorius(Centre) 9.Dewald Naude(Winger) 10.Hanco Sipsma(Winger) 11.Keanan Dillan Boonzaaler(Fullback) 12.Stephan Jacobus Smit(Flanker)
Pool B Fixtures
3 B Nakuru v Menengai Oilers, 9:50
4 B Homeboyz v Blue Bulls &TUKS Combined, 10:10
11 B Nakuru v Blue Bulls &TUKS Combined, 12:40
12 B Homeboyz v Menengai Oilers, 13:00
19 B Menengai Oilers v Blue Bulls &TUKS Combined, 15:30
20 B Homeboyz v Nakuru, 15:50
Christie 7s Draw
Pool A: Mwamba, Kabras Sugar, Mean Machine, Narvskaya Zastava
Pool B: Homeboyz, Top Fry Nakuru, Menegai Oilers, South Africa Select
Pool C: Impala Saracens, Kenya Harlequins, Northern Suburbs, Emerging Uganda
Pool D: KCB, Nondies, Kisii, Strathmore Leos.