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USIU to attend Centrale 7s in France
By Eric Njiru | Thu 17 May, 2018 10:52

Championship side USIU will be in France for a period of one week to attend Centrale Sevens in Paris set for May 22 and 23 . 

Coach Dennis Mwanja has named 11 players for the tournament. USIU Africa are in pool C of the 12-team tournament alongside La Rochelle, Rebels 7s and Toulon U. The team jets out of the Country on Friday 18 May at 7pm.

Relationship 

Pool B has Belgium, Heidelberg, Racing 92 and Ramblin Jesters while Finland, Euskadi, Johannesburg and Seventise make up pool A. 

"This is from USIU's relationship with French Universities. In the past we used to receive these invites but this year we decided to attend the Centrale 7s." 

Mwanja told Raga House that France based Simon Muniafu, who plays for Decazevillewill join USIU as a guest player to complete the 12-man squad. 

Those travelling from Nairobi include Junior Onyango, Kevin Munene, Geofrrey Kiragu, Godfrey Kiragu, Joseph Kagimu, Michael Kimwele, Musa Shabani, Tobias Otieno, Isaiah Kulova and Martin Juma with Onyango being the captain. 

Big gap

"This is good for the next level, we it's good to look forward. Having played internationally I know what happens there and Universities need to go for these things." 

"Universities, not only USIU, should organize more of this because there is a big gap between Universities and the Kenya Cup."

Centrale 7s is a unique student / companies rugby sevens tournament that takes place on an afternoon in France. It allows rugby players from French universities to meet partners in a forum, discuss with them, extend their network and maybe find an internship. 

After lunch, the companies and the students participate in a sevens tournament to share the great values of rugby and forge on the pitch friendlier ties.

Eric Njiru
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