The Top Fry Great Rift 10 Aside Rugby Tournament 2015
3rd to 5th March 2015
Venue: Nakuru Athletics Club Grounds
Entry : Gates Kshs 400
Top Fry Great Rift 10s Draws
Pool A: KCB, Egerton, Masaku, USIU
Pool B: Pan Africa Strathmore Leos, Catholic Monks, KCA, Kisumu
Pool C: Homeboyz, Mwamba, Eldoret, JKUAT
Pool D: Mean Machine, Kabras Sugar, Blak Blad, Kenya Sharks
Pool E: Top Fry Nakuru, Kenya Harlequin, Comras, UoE
Pool F: Western Bulls, Resolution Impala Saracens, Bungoma RFC, TUK
Pool A: Daystar, Mumias, KPA Elodret
Pool B: Kabarak, Makueni, Kiambu
Pool C: MKU Thika, Kisii, KEMU Nairobi
Pool D: Brumbies, Moi University, Molo
A total of 36 teams will take part in the 26th edition of the Top Fry Great Rift 10s set for the Easter weekend.
As was the case last year, the tournament organizers have retained the two tier structure as teams fight for honors in the first and second divisions.
The first division features 24 teams banded in to six pools of four teams each and is headlined by defending champions KCB who are seeded first in Pool A which features Egerton, Masaku and USIU while Pan Africa Strathmore Leos, beaten finalists last year are in Pool B with Catholic Monks, KCA and Kisumu.
Hosts Top Fry Nakuru are in Pool E with Kenya Harlequin, Comras and UoE.
The second division has 12 teams banded in to four pools of three and is headlined by Daystar who are in Pool A with Mumias and KPA Eldoret.
Separately, the tournament organizers have announced that teams will enter 17 man squads, a shift from the previous 15 man squad requirement for the tournament.
The Great Rift ten a side was first played in 1990, and has since curved out a niche for itself as the biggest ten a side tournament in the region.
In its 26th edition this year, the tournament has become a must attend in the Kenya rugby calendar. Traditionally being held over the easter weekend.
The festival of tens rugby has been a launch pad for some of the greatest names in the country. Gordon Anampiu, Oscar Osir, Benjamin Ayimba, Bill Githinji, Mitch Ocholla, Collins Injera, Dennis Mwanja, among many others.
The tournament has in the recent years expanded to include an Age grade and schools category, which have gone a long way to improve the game in the greater rift region.
This year a total of 36 teams will take part, divided into two divisions. 24 teams will square it out in the first division with the other 12 battling for Division 2 supremacy.