In Summary
  • The 2017-2018 Kenya Cup season will kick-off on Saturday, November 25 and run for 14 weeks, the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) revealed on Monday.
  • This season, the competition will be played in a one-off format to accommodate the late start of the World Rugby Sevens, and give Kenya Simbas adequate time to qualify for World Cup qualifiers slated for June next year.
  • The concluded season saw the 12 Kenya Cup teams being pooled into two conferences of six sides each with teams playing each other in their respective conferences before shifting to play the other teams from other conference in the 19-week season.

The 2017-2018 Kenya Cup season will kick-off on Saturday, November 25 and run for 14 weeks, the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) revealed on Monday.

This season, the competition will be played in a one-off format to accommodate the late start of the World Rugby Sevens, and give Kenya Simbas adequate time to qualify for World Cup qualifiers slated for June next year.

The concluded season saw the 12 Kenya Cup teams being pooled into two conferences of six sides each with teams playing each other in their respective conferences before shifting to play the other teams from other conference in the 19-week season.

The upcoming season will have no home and away matches with top two teams automatically qualifying for the semi-finals, while the number 3 to 6 finishers heading to the quarterfinals to determine the two other semi-finals.

The top two teams will have home advantage during the final. However for the 2018-2019 season, the Kenya Cup will go back to the two conferences format.

Champions KCB, Kabras, Homeboyz, Quins, Impala, Mwamba, Nakuru, Strathmore, Nondies and Blak Blad will be joined in the Kenya Cup next season by Kisii RFC and Mombasa RFC.

The league will take a Christmas break after week four on Saturday, December 16, while a second break is scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Page 1 of 2