Kenya Sevens is pooled in pool A of the invitational tournament Assupol 7s set Oct 28, 2017, at Stellenbosch, South Africa.
This will be the first outing for Kenya Sevens who will play hosts South Africa, Scotland and England.
Apart from the four World Series contestants, England Academy, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius will also play in the event, which forms part of Assupol’s vision of growing the game by hosting high calibre tournaments like this one.
They are all in pool B which will be an Africa affair.
The fixtures for the tournament has been announced and spectators can look forward to some highly entertaining rugby action
The Assupol International Sevens Tournament will also feature an u17 international section, where the SA u17 team, coached by Marius Schoeman, Argentina, Namibia, Western Province, SA All-Stars, Boland and SWD will participate.
The Youth Olympics will take place in Buenos Aires in October next year and the international youth teams are using this tournament as part of their lead-up to that. Some of the best schoolboy talent in the country will be on display for the SA side.
The Kenya Sevens team is expected to leave Nairobi on Wednesday. After Assupol 7s, Kenya will hold a two-week camp in South Africa before heading to Namibia for Safland 7s.
In an earlier interview with Raga House, Kenya 7s head coach Innocent Simiyu said Safland 7s will be the last warm-up tournament before heading to 2017/2018 HSBC World Sevens Series opener, Dubai 7s on December 1.
South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe will represent Africa in the Rugby World Cup Sevens that will take place next year July in San Francisco, while Uganda won the recent African Championships and will also participate in the World Series tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town in December.
Pool A: South Africa, Scotland, Kenya, England
Pool B: Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mauritius
Section X: South Africa, Argentina, Namibia, WP1
Section Y: Boland, SWD, All Stars, WP2