First quick note, the tournament which starts on Friday, has been hit by the withdrawal of the high profile Fijian Nationals Sevens team.The Fijian Rugby Union informed Kenya Rugby Football Union on Saturday on its decision to withdraw from the Tusker-sponsored tournament.The Fijian Union said their withdrawal was due to injuries and fatigue sustained over the IRB tournaments in London and Edinburgh.
Other participants though who have confirmed include, Tunisia and Morocco who both have extensive IRB Series experience and Tunisia reached the Plate final in George. There is also Zimbabwe who played in Dubai and George, as well as Shujaa in Tangiers. Others are Mpumalanga Puma who have been Sevens champions in South Africa and the English cousins Bristol and London Irish who have an array of talent.
The tournament kicks off on Friday with the schools and ladies tournament at RFUEA while the veterans' tournament is scheduled to take place at Jamhuri Park under the stewardship of Nondies Rugby. The international tournament starts on Saturday morning at 10.30am with the finale expected on Sunday which draws the largest crowds.
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