After having a well-deserved break from the rugby 7s, the series is back on the calendar with the 2007-8 season starting later this month. The Kenya team which performed fairly well after a few false starts in the first rounds has its work cut out. Having been seeded with top dogs Wales and Samoa in the coming tourney in Dubai, it can’t get any tougher for the boys.
Having made it to the semi-Finals in the Adelaide Sevens in the 2006-7 seasons, they should aim even higher with this season’s games. The preparations may not have been up to class but then the determination of the team maybe the saving grace. It may also be saved by the fact that the team has been playing as a unit for sometime now and most of the players are well exposed. The Kenyan rugby 7s circuit also started 2 months ago thus some players playing for the national 7s team are warmed-up and ready to go.
How I’d wish to read of a major upset like we saw in the World Cup in France last month, but then again I keep dreams alive.