In Summary
  • Menengai Oilers moved to the top of the National Sevens Series standings, dislodging Series champions Homeboyz despite losing to Impala Saracens 22-5 at the Kabeberi Sevens final on Sunday.
  • However, Oilers coach Gibson Weru, a former Kenya Sevens player, said that they will not lose focus even with their good run at Driftwood and Kabeberi Sevens.
  • Oilers, who are in their second season since formation, finished third in the opening leg of Driftwood in Mombasa the previous weekend when they beat surprise pack Mean Machine from the University of Nairobi 21-5 in the play-offs.

Menengai Oilers moved to the top of the National Sevens Series standings, dislodging Series champions Homeboyz despite losing to Impala Saracens 22-5 at the Kabeberi Sevens final on Sunday.

However, Oilers coach Gibson Weru, a former Kenya Sevens player, said that they will not lose focus even with their good run at Driftwood and Kabeberi Sevens.

Oilers, who are in their second season since formation, finished third in the opening leg of Driftwood in Mombasa the previous weekend when they beat surprise pack Mean Machine from the University of Nairobi 21-5 in the play-offs.

Oilers collected 17 points from Driftwood followed by 19 at the Kabeberi Sevens to go top with a total of 36 points, two better than Impala Saracens and Homeboyz, who have 34 points each.

“After finishing 10th on our debut season last year with our best show coming with Bowl victory at Kabeberi, we set the target of finishing in top six this season,” said Weru adding that they are still on course but what is important will be consistency throughout the season.
“We have been able to remain consistent in the first two legs and it’s my hope that the players uphold the momentum as the season continues to roll out,” explained Weru, who acknowledge that the level of competition has greatly improved with the top 10 teams still in contention for the top prize.

It’s the Sarries, who scaled four places to second after getting 22 points for their successful defence of their Kabeberi Sevens title. Impala handled by former Kenya Sevens skipper Oscar Osir, had finished sixth at Driftwood to earn 12 points.

After winning Driftwod to get 22 points, Homeboyz found the running tough at Kebereri where they finished sixth to get 12 points, losing to Kenya Commercial Bank 24-12 in the play-off for fifth.

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