Driftwood 7s awards: Daniel Taabu wins MVP, Madigu grabs two awards

Strathmore's Brunson Madigu in action against Blak Blad. Phto Courtesy/Denis Acre-Half.
Strathmore's Brunson Madigu in action against Blak Blad. Phto Courtesy/Denis Acre-Half.

Kenyan International Daniel Taabu was named the Driftwood 7s Most Valuable Player after helping the Nairobi-based side win the first Cup title this season.

Taabu played an important role in Mwamba’s run to the final. He scored the second try as Kulabu staged a comeback and defeated Menengai Oilers 21-7, extending their impressive run in finals run to four wins in four attempts.

The Laiser’s Hill School alumnus, who has played 94 World 7s Series matches and scored 22 tries for Kenya 7s, joins Strathmore Leos Brunson Madigu and Philemon Olang on the list of MVP award winners this season.

Despite Strathmore Leos faltering at the coast,  Madigu grabbed two awards at the end of the tournament. He was the top try scorer with seven tries.  He also won the top points scorer’s award with 41 points.

For the second time this season, Daystar Falcons’ speedster Patrick Odongo was awarded as the Most Promising player of the tournament.

Odongo was named the most promising player at the Christie 7s and also won the top try scorer award.

Driftwood 7s awards 

Brunson Madigu – Top Try Scorer  (7 tries)

Brunson Madigu -Top points Scorer  (41 points)

Daniel Taabu- Most Valuable Player

Revised National 7s Circuit dates

21/22 May: George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial 7s,  – KCB Rugby Club

28/29 May: Christie 7s, RFUEA Ground, Nairobi-  Strathmore Leos

18/19 June: Driftwood 7s, Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa- Mwamba Rugby Club

2/3 July: Dala 7s, Jomo Kenyatta Stadium, Kisumu

9/10 Jul: Prinsloo 7s, Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru

16th/17th  July: Kakamega 7s, The Bull Ring, Kakamega

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