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Taabu conquers 2018 National Sevens Circuit, named MVP
By Patrick Korir | Mon 17 Sep, 2018 09:45

Mwamba play maker Daniel Taabu was named the Most Valuable Player as the National Sevens Circuit wrapped its season with the sixth and final leg at the RFUEA grounds on Sunday 16 September.

The alumna of Laiser Hill Academy who joined Mwamba at the onset of year 2017 was picked by the organizers as the most consistent and outstanding player across the six-part series that started in Nakuru with Prinsloo Sevens in July.

He was top in the entire series with 255 points and was also the best of all with conversions. 

Taabu was named to three all-star teams at the end of Sepetuka, Driftwood and Dala sevens and on three other occasions he was named the top point scorer at Driftwood, Dala and Christie 7s where he piled up 52, 56 and 52 points, in that order.

As Taabu took home the MVP and top points award, the top try king in the entire circuit was speedster Mark Wandeto from Homeboyz.

Wandeto, signed from Nanyuki Jackals after Nanyuki sevens in September 2016, tallied up 37 tries and could have probably added more had he played at Christie sevens where he was ruled out due to an injury picked at Dala sevens the weekend before.

Just like Taabu, Wandeto too had a good season.  He was named to all-star teams three times; at Prinsloo, Sepetuka - where he also emerged as the top try and points scorer as well as MVP, and at Driftwood sevens. 

Nationwide side Northern Suburb Cubs was declared the most promising team as the Team Spirit Award was reserved for the seasons' new comers Administration Police (AP). 

Summary of overall 2018 National Sevens Series awards

Top Try scorer: Mark Wandeto (Homeboyz) - 37 tries

Top Point Scorer: Daniel Taabu (Mwamba) - 255 points

Most Valuable Player: Daniel Taabu (Mwamba)

Most Promising team: Northern Suburb Cubs

Team Spirit Award: Administration Police (AP)

Patrick Korir
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