The Kenya Rugby Union has disclosed fixtures for the 2017/2018 Championship season.
As they seek promotion back to the top tier,Western Bulls will kickoff their campaign with an away clash at Kisumu RFC as Menengai Oilers travel to the University of Eldoret.
USIU who narrowly missed on promotion last season will be at the Kibiko grounds to tackle Ngong on matchday one with CUEA grounds playing host to the university derby pitting Catholic Monks and University of Nairobi’s Mean Machine.
The championship is divided into two conferences consisting of six teams each.Former Kenya Cup side Catholic University Monks will play in the East Conference alongside 3 other university sides – USIU,Mean Machine,and JKUAT.South Coast Pirates and Ngong RFC are also part of the Eastern conference.
Western Bulls,Menengai Oilers,Moi University,University of Eldoret (UOE),Egerton Wasps and Kisumu RFC are in the West conference.
The Championship will run for 16 weeks before the playoffs,Semi finals and the final takes place in April next year with the winner gaining top flight status.