2024 Rugby Super Series coaching staff unveiled

Kabras RFC forward coach Max Adaka in a past Kenya Cup match. PHOTO/Adolwa Miliza.

The coaching staff for the men’s teams in the upcoming 2024 Rugby Super Series has been finalized, setting the stage for an intense competition.

Kabras forwards coach Maxwell Adaka will lead the Buffaloes franchise, supported by assistants Felix Ayange and Edwin Achayo.

Rugby Super Series confirmation

Over on the Cheetahs side, Menengai Oilers forwards coach Lawrence Buyachi takes the reins, with Simon Wariuki assisting him.

The Lions will be under the guidance of KCB Rugby legend Oliver Mang’eni, with Kenyatta University’s Bernard Kibet as his deputy.

A notable figure in the lineup is Paul Murunga, a former champion player with both the Buffaloes in 2005 and the Lions in 2008, who now steps into a coaching role for the record champions, Rhinos. Assisting Murunga is Callum Oliver.


The tournament is scheduled to unfold over four Saturdays in May 2024, with matches alternating between Nairobi, Nakuru, and Kakamega. Alongside the men’s teams—Buffaloes, Cheetahs, Lions, and Rhinos—two women’s teams will also compete.

In the men’s division, teams will engage in a round-robin format across the first three match days, hosted at various venues. Following this phase, the top two teams will advance to the final showdown, promising a thrilling conclusion to the tournament.

Rugby Super Series Men’s Team Coaches


Head Coach: Max Adaka

Assistant Coaches: Felix Ayange, Edwin Achayo

Physios: Phil Odidi, Redempta Chepwogen

S&C: Alice Ndege

TMs: Geoffrey Messo, Wilson Omondi



Head Coach: Lawrence Buyachi

Assistant Coach: Simon Wariuki

Physio: Elly Otieno

S&C: Donald Oluoch

TM: Geoffrey Ominde



Head Coach: Oliver Mang’eni

Assistant Coach: Bernard Kibet

Team Manager: Gerald Ogutu

Physio: Joseph Koli

S&C: Joseph Gacheru




Head Coach: Paul Murunga

Assistant Coach: Callum Oliver

Team Manager: Kevin Were

Physio: Gerald Omondi, Kennedy Barua



Saturday 4 May 2024 | KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka, Nairobi

2pm | Buffaloes v Cheetahs

4pm | Lions v Rhinos

Saturday 11 May 2024 | Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru

2pm | Buffaloes v Rhinos

4pm | Cheetahs v Lions

Saturday 18 May 2024 | Bullring, Kakamega

2pm | Rhinos v Cheetahs

4pm | Buffaloes v Lions

Saturday 25 May 2024 | RFUEA Grounds,Nairobi

2pm | Rank 3 v Rank 4

4pm | Rank 1 v Rank 2

Rugby Super Series roll of honor

2003 Rhinos

2004 Cheetahs

2005 Buffaloes

2006 Cheetahs

2007 Rhinos

2008 Lions

2009 Rhinos

2010 Rhinos

2011 Rhinos

2012 Rhinos

2013 Ndovu

2014 Kifaru

Most Popular

Africa’s premier rugby website covering the latest Rugby news, results, transfers, fixtures. Get Kenya Rugby News and from the rest of the Unions.

Copyright © 2023 Powered by Scrummage Barber and SAFGAK Limited

To Top