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2022 Safari 7s tournament postponed

Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/
Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/

Kenya Rugby Union has announced the postponement of the 25th edition of the the Safari 7s tournament which was slated for RFUEA grounds.

The tournament was to take place between 14-16 October with KRU announcing that 12 teams were expected to grace the event.

However, in a statement released on Wednesday evening, the Union said that the tournament is postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.

“The Kenya Rugby Union has today confirmed the postponement of the 25th edition of the Safari Sevens originally set for 14th -16th October 2022 at the RFUEA Ground,” reads a statement.

“The decision to postpone the event has been occasioned by unavoidable circumstances,” the statement.

“We take this opportunity to thank our loyal fans and partners for your continued support. A new tournament date will be announced in a future communication,” the statement concludes.

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In the 2021 Edition, Kenya 7s commonly known as Shujaa beat Germany 12-5 in the final played at Nyayo Stadium to reclaim the title that had been won by Morans in 2019.

Alvin Otieno scored under the posts, with Levy Amunga converting the try for a 7-0 lead in favour of Shujaa. Germany responded through Jack Hunt, who scored at the left corner for a 7-5 scoreline.

Shujaa would win the clash after Johnstone Olindi crossed over for the winning try.

Kenya Morans claimed bronze after they defeated Red Wailers 12-5. Kenya Lionesses won the Women’s Category.

Uganda (men and women), Zimbabwe (men and women), Spain, Germany, SA All Stars 7s Academy, Nigeria Stallions alongside touring sides (multiple champions) Samurai, Red Wailers and SA Titans were part of the 2022 competition.

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