The Safari 7s Tournament is scheduled for 23-25 October 2020 at RFUEA Grounds, Kenya Rugby Union has announced.
It will be the third time in a row that the tournament will be taking place at the venue. The tournament returned to RFUEA in 2018 after seven years and it was won by Samurai.
Last year Kenya Morans beat South Africa 19-14 to become the first Kenyan side to win the tournament since Kenya Shujaa’s 38-21 win over Samurai in 2016.
“The dates are set! 23.24.25 October 2020 RFUEA Ground, Nairobi,” Reads a stated by the tournament’s official portal.
— #Safari7s (@safarisevens) January 20, 2020
This will be 24th edition of the tournament. The annual tournament held in Nairobi which features teams from all across the world both professional and amateur, the tournament began in 1996 and since then more teams have been participating and the tournament has grown tremendously.
The tournament is aimed at preparing teams for the HSBC world sevens series and also give new players a platform, it has seen players like Benjamin Ayimba, Collins Injera, Felix Ochieng,Ken Aswani, Humphrey Khayange and many more make successful careers.
Here is the list of teams that have won the tournament since 1996:
1996- Public Schools Wanderers (U.K)
1998-Bristol University (England)
1999- Public Schools Wanderers (U.K)
2001- British Army (U.K)
2002- British Army (U.K)
2003 – Kenya
2006- Emerging Springboks (South Africa)
2007- Emerging Springboks (South Africa)
2012- South Africa Elite Player Development
2014 -Welsh Warriors (Wales)
2017 NOT PLAYED
2019 Kenya Morans