Eight Universities compete for glory in the inaugural Varsity League

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Eight Universities compete for glory in the inaugural Varsity League ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_column_text]All roads lead to the University of Nairobi rugby grounds this Saturday as eight selected University teams take part in the inaugural University rugby league. The inaugural league kick starts at UoN with four matches lined up for the day commencing at 10am.

Investment into University sports is a step towards tapping into the great diversity of various students that attend these institutions for study. Universities have students from across the nation and they bear different biological, physiological and physical anatomy that can be channeled and nurtured for various sports disciplines. A well structured rugby tournament like the Varsity League will help increase interests, participation and also huge following for the sport.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

University of Nairobi Mean Machine looks to better their game play and strategy as they prepare their way back to the Kenya Cup after achieving promotion status after finishing 2nd in the second tier of the Kenya Rugby structure (KRU Championship). Mean Machine finished 2nd losing two games and winning 14. They are ranked second in this league after Kenyatta University BlakBlad who secured their status in the first tier Kenya Cup.

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

The Bladbin occupants come into this league as favorites to win the Varsity league being the only University in this competition enjoying Kenya Cup status. They finished 10th in the just concluded Kenya Cup winning only 3 games losing 8. Pooled with Egerton University, JKUAT Cougars and T.U.M Marines. BlackBlad seeks to win the Varsity League using their experience in Kenyas top flight league Kenya Cup.

UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET

The Trojans pooled with University of Nairobi will see the two sides meet again after their clash in the KRU Championship. The UoE Trojans finished 10th in the KRU Championship league with 5 wins, 1 draw 10 losses. They managed to retain championship status after a hard fight against Swara where they won 26-16.

JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRIC & TECHNOLOGY

The JKUAT Cougars will come into this competition having finished last in the KRU Championship league. The Thika Road side finished last in the championship league managing only 2 wins and losing 14 matches. The boys were sent back to the Central Nationwide league where they will play in the upcoming g2018/2019.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA

The Monks as they are known will be contesting this league in pool B against Mean Machine, Trojans, and Mustangs. Finishing 5th in the KRU Championship with 9 wins and 7 losses, CUEA comes into this competition prepared to play their usual foes in the championship league promising a great match against Mean Machine. In their last meeting, the Monks lost 32-0 to the Machines and seek to revenge this loss during week three of the Varsity League.

EGERTON UNIVERSITY

A great 2018 for the Wasps as they lifted the Stanbic 7s division two championship weeks ago at RFUEA grounds Christie Sevens. The Nakuru students also landed a sponsorship package from well known Menengai Oil.  They finished 7th in the KRU Championship with 6 wins and 10 losses.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MOMBASA

The Marines finished last season top seeded in the Coastal Nationwide League where they qualified for Nations quarterfinal where they lost to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and failed to advance to the semis. Being the only team in nationwide tier prior to the Varsity League, TUM Marines will have a hard task to fight through in pool A.

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA

Technical university of Kenya had a good run in the KRU Nationwide Nairobi Universities region finishing at first place. The Mustangs finished with 7 wins and 1 loss showing dominance in that league. They were beaten by Comras in the quarterfinal of the nationwide Nairobi playoffs. The Mustangs look to extend this run to the Varsity League this coming weekend at the University of Nairobi grounds where they face off against CUEA Catholic Monks in an early morning encounter.

 

The Varsity League invites you all to University of Nairobi rugby grounds this weekend 29th September to support University sports.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Sports Options brings Ozone Statistics on board for the inaugural Varsity League 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Sports Options brings Ozone Statistics on board for the inaugural Varsity League 2018 set to commence this coming weekend at University of Nairobi grounds.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:18|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Sports Options formally announced its investment into Kenya’s fastest growing sports rugby by creating the Varsity League. Partnering with Kenya University Sports Association, Sports Options brings you the inaugural rugby tournament that will see Universities fight through a well structured format designed by Sports Options.

“The focus of this event is to develop talent and also give them life skills that they can use to enable them to meet the challenges in life” said Sports Options M.D Mr. Aggrey Chabeda.

The Varsity League will see eight selected Universities pooled in two groups and will play a round robin format over five weeks period from 29th September to 27th October.

The top two Universities in each pool will qualify for the Varsity League semi-finals that will be held in Nakuru County at Egerton University. The first seeded teams in each pool will play the second seeded team of either pool. The finalists will later travel to Nairobi at the University of Nairobi.

 

OZONE STATISTICS

Ozone Statistics is a sports management business that deals in sports data, statistics, analysis, and tournament format design and sports finance. We have so far worked with Namilyango College in Uganda helped improve performance during the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association games this year.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]We also working in driving stats alongside Ace Pro Gaming and Tekken254 that are premier Esports management companies based in Nairobi. The Tekken254 Circuit and FIFA18 saw a jump with high competitions, increased participation and corporate interests in Esports.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image][vc_column_text]We at Ozone Statistics are proud to be part of the inaugural Varsity League set to commence this weekend at the University of Nairobi grounds. We are set to bring in detailed data statistics of the whole league to help build and grow the use of statistics in sports in Kenya.

“We believe incorporating statistics into the Varsity league will help provide a deeper performance analysis that will not only increase competition but also produce objective information which can be used to optimize fully a player and team performances” say s Ozone Statistics Fanuel Opiyo

The Varsity League taps into the growing sport in Kenya that is highly watched by University students and going into these Universities provides a huge potential to open up various businesses in Kenya. Echoing Sports Options M.D Aggrey Chabeda, offering life skills and opportunity for the youth in Universities is a plus with the Varsity League.

We are pleased to bring in statistics and performance analysis into the Varsity League and happy to partner with Sports Options for this prestigious league. We also encourage many rugby lovers to follow and engage in this great initiative for University sports and also attend in the various venues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

IMPALA AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE

Resolution Impala sits at the top of the Kenya Cup table after the 1st round of matches. They came out winners in their clash with a massive 48 points in their pockets and conceded none.

Have a look at the table below

Kenya Cup 2017/2018

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDBPPtsForm
1131201435123312557
W W D W W
2141130494238256151
L W W W L
3121020405230175448
W W W W L
413931358208150342
W W D W L
512651383228155433
W W W D L
612570198271-73325
L W L L L
71147026425212423
W L L W L
81147028625630422
L L W W W
911371200246-46317
W L L L D
1011380162327-165316
L L L L L
1111011051682-63100
L L L L L

Kenya Cup Season 2017/2018

Sixty-Six (66). That’s the number of matches we will be having this season before the Playoffs on the Kenya Cup season 2017/2018. The event is set to start on the 25th November and the Finals on the 17th of March 2018

Here is the 2016/2017 Playoffs bracket.

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals
   
 
HOMEBOYZ RC
April 8, 2017
17-22
Jamhuri
 
 KABRAS RC
IMPALA RC
April 22, 2017
8-36
KCB
April 1, 2017
18-21
Impala
KABRAS RC
 
KABRAS RC
 
 
 
KCB RC
April 8, 2017
19-12
KCB
 
 KCB RC
QUINS 
April 1, 2017
32-31
RFUEA GROUNDS
QUINS
 
MWAMBA RC

Winner


Impala Floodies 2017 Tournament

This year’s Impala Floodies will kickoff on the 4th of November and will run for 3 consecutive weekends. The Semi-Final is set to be played on the 11th November 2017, followed by the Finals on the 18th.

Quarters-Finals Semi-Finals Finals
   
 
IMPALA RC
November 11, 2017
20-10
Impala
 
 IMPALA RC
MEAN MACHINE
November 18, 2017
17-18
Impala
November 4, 2017
11-6
Impala
MEAN MACHINE
 
STRATHMORE RC
 
KCB RC
November 4, 2017
20-14
Impala
KCB RC
November 11, 2017
18-16
KCB
RESOLUTION KISII
 KCB RC
QUINS 
November 4, 2017
16-20
RFUEA GROUNDS
HOMEBOYZ RC
 
HOMEBOYZ RC

Here is the main cup final for the 2016 Tournament

Quarter finals Semi FInal Finals
NAKURU RC  
October 1, 2016
29-10
Impala
NAKURU RC
October 8, 2016
26-28
Impala
BLAKBLAD RC
 KCB RC
KCB RC
October 15, 2016
32-33
Impala
 
KCB RC
 
HOMEBOYZ RC
 
MWAMBA RC
October 1, 2016
5-15
Impala
QUINS
October 8, 2016
11-13
Impala
QUINS
 IMPALA RC
IMPALA RC 
 
IMPALA RC
 
STRATHMORE RC

Impala won the tournament

Winner


Never Miss a Match 🙂