Makueni RFC counting gains after Driftwood 7s

Makueni coach Paul Mutavi has admitted that it was a tough experience playing in Division one at the Driftwood 7s but he has noted a lot of improvement in the team
The side earned first Division status after winning the Division ll during Kabeberi 7s in Machakos. In Mombasa, they were pooled alongside Mwamba, Quins and Nondies. The started off their campaign with a 17-5 loss to Quins, a 24-7 loss to Mwamba and their final group stage match ended in a 10-0 loss to Nondies.
Day two saw Makueni fall to Impala 29-5 but they recovered and handed Kisumu a 14-7 beating. The side proceeded to 13th place finals where they fell 14-5 to Strathmore Leos.
The coach believes that the Mombasa outing added more value to the side and he has noted that they should work on physicality to be able to compete effectively against big guns.
“It was a tough experience we were playing in Division. It is not the first time to be promoted but this time round, we added value, narrowed the margin of tries we have suffered in the past,” he told Scrummage.
“The difference between my team and other teams is physical conditioning and that where they have had an edge over us. So we are putting in place mechanisms to ensure our players are well conditioned and we are able to match them, he added.
Makueni dropped to Division II after finishing 14th at Driftwood 7s. They have been pool alongside Stingers, Stormers and Jaramogi University.
Dala Sevens Division 2 Pools 
Pool A: Strathmore Leos, Jumbo, Dagoretti Bulldogs, Kenya School of Law
Pool B: Makueni, Stingers, KCAA Stormers ,Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University
Pool C: Daystar Falcons , Administration Police Egerton Wasps,Busia RFC.
Pool D: COMRAS, Kiambu, Eldoret,Bungoma
Pool E:  Catholic Monks, KCA, Sigalagala,Mbale
Pool F: Embu, CITAM Kisumu, Nakuru KITI ,TUK

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