By Mike Kwambo

The fourteenth edition of the Safari Sevens kicked off today with matches in the schools and women’s categories.

Schools

Tries from Collins Injera’s younger brother Mike Agevi, Arnold Kipkorir and Fabian Olando (who also managed two conversions) gave defending champions Western a 17-0 win over Nairobi in their final pool “B” match that enabled them finish tops and claim a place in tomorrow’s final against rivals Nyanza province who put Zimbabwe’s ambitions in check courtesy of a narrow 15-12 come from behind victory that saw them top pool “A”.

Pool A

Zimbabwe 56 Coast 0 ht 35-0

Nyanza 34 Eastern 0 ht 19-0

Rift Valley 24 Coast 5 ht 14-5

 Nyanza 24 Rift Valley 5

Zimbabwe 50 Eastern 0 ht 21-0

Nyanza 47 Coast 5 ht 14-5

Zimbabwe 19 Rift Valley 12 ht 5-7

Rift Valley 31 Eastern 7 ht 26-0

Zimbabwe 12 Nyanza 15 ht 7-5

 

Pool B

Nairobi 27 Tanzania 0 ht 17-0

Western 41 Central 5 ht 17-5

Central 17 Tanzania 14 ht 0-14

Nairobi 29 Central 5 ht 10-0

Western 47 Tanzania 5 ht 33-0

Coast 26 Eastern 17 ht 14-5

Nairobi 0 Western 17 ht 0-12

Pool  A runners up Zimbabwe will play Pool B runners up Nairobi for the plate while Rift Valley will duel with Central for the bowl title in Saturday’s other schools fixtures.

 

Women’s Event

Mwamba’s women were too strong for Vivi, winning both their duels ahead of their final fixture on Saturday.

Collated results

Mwamba 15 Vivi 0

Mwamba 60 Vivi 0

The veteran’s competition for players aged over 35 kicks off later this evening at under the Impala Club’s floodlights. The tournament proper gets underway at 9.00am East African Time when the sixth placed team in the latest IRB Sevens World Rankings, Kenya, face off with South Africa’s Western Province in the pool “A” opener.



 


 







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