Kenya Cup

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Kenya Cup
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Kenya Cup
Kenya Cup logo 2015.jpg
Competition logo
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1970
Number of teams 12
Country  Kenya
Holders Kenya Commercial Bank RFC (2016–2017)
Most titles Nondescripts RFC (17 titles)
Website Kenya Cup Official Website
Related competition Nationwide League
Eric Shirley Shield
A maul during a match between KCB RFC and Quins

The Kenya Cup is the top tier club rugby union competition in Kenya organized by the Kenya Rugby Union. For the 2016-2017 season, twelve teams compete in two pools with the top six qualifying for a knock-out tournament to determine the overall winner. Games are played on Saturday afternoons usually preceded by corresponding fixtures in the Eric Shirley Shield.

The Kenya Cup was founded in 1970 by the newly formed Kenya Rugby Football Union with the first tournament won by Impala RFC.[1]

Kabras Sugar are the 2015–2016 champions after a 22-5 victory over Impala RFC in the final contested on 7 May 2016 at the Impala Club.[2]

2016–2017 Kenya Cup teams[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Kenya Cup 2[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Champions[edit]

The previous champions of the Kenya Cup are:[3]

a. ^ This webpage states that Harlequins had also had "Previous Kenya Cup victories: 1955, 1957, 1964, 1988". This is probably incorrect as these are years that Harlequins won the Enterprise Cup.The Kenya Cup was inaugurated in 1970. Before 1970 the competition which was held was called the Nairobi District Championship. However the 1995 victory seems likely as it is included in a list that also shows the Enterprise Cup win that year.

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Years won
Nondescripts RFC 17 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998
Impala RFC 10 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009
Kenya Harlequin F.C. 8 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
KCB RFC 4 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015
Mean Machine RFC 3 1977, 1989, 1990
Nakuru RFC 2 2013, 2014
Mwamba RFC 1 1985
Barclays Bank RFC 1 1987
Kabras Sugar 1 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenya Rugby Historical Highlights" (PDF). Kenya RFU. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Kenya Cup | Kabras Crowned Kings Of Kenya!". www.kenyacup.co.ke. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Kenya Cup Roll of Honour". The Kenya Cup. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kenya Harlequins: An Introduction". Come All Within. Rugby Network. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 

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