Two-time winners (1986 & 2002) Changez and 2008 champions Strath have landed tricky pools in the 2010 Blackrock Rugby Festival. In the draw, which comprises of 8 pools with 3 teams each, Changez have been matched up with Ditchez and Upper II, while Strath will battle it out with Resolution Health Impala Floodlights finalists MFA, and pool outsiders Uhuru High.
The girls' tournament is really open, with most of the participating teams attending the championship for the first time. A total of 12 teams have entered this year's competition, with 3 teams being put into 4 pools. The top 2 teams in each pool with then automatically progress in the Main Cup quarter finals, while the 3rd placed teams will enter the Bowl Cup competition.
The draw for the 2010 edition of East & Central Africa's biggest high school rugby tournament was conducted on Wednesday, May 12th at the KRU Headquarters on Ngong Road. The draw was officiated by St. Mary's rugby team Coach and Patron Gregory Sang, assisted by Stanley Kamau.
The 2010 championship kicks off this Saturday at 9am and is expected to end at 5pm. This year's tournament has been sponsored by mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, though Ovi Store .
The full draw is highlighted below:
Top two teams qualify automatically for the Quarter Finals of the Main Cup, 3rd placed team go directly to the Bowl Cup. Losing quarter finalists in the Main Cup, automatically enter the Plate Cup. There will be no Shield Cup in this year’s championship.
Upper Hill, Rosslyn Academy, St. Christopher’s
Strathmore , Moi Forces Academy, Uhuru
Hillcrest, Braeburn & Peponi Combined, Mutuini
St. Mary’s I, Muhuri Muchiri, Juja Preparatory
Rift Valley Academy, Ofafa Jericho, St. Mary’s II
Nairobi School, Highway Secondary, Le Pic
Lenana, Dagoretti, Upper Hill II
Maseno, Sunshine, Mutugoni
Nembu Girls, Raila Educational Centre, St. Martin’s
St. Teresa’s, Ruthimitu, Crescent
Precious Blood Girls, Maono Educational Centre, Nile Road Academy
Hidden Talent Academy, State House Girls, Buruburu