Seven Stars who shone at Christie sevens
Kenya Harlequin RFC claimed the 51st edition of Christie Sevens they hosted over the weekend with an emphatic 19-0 win over KCB RFC in a pulsating final played on Sunday evening at RFUEA Grounds.
Most teams had familiar names and here is my choice of the most outstanding seven players from the tournament making the Christie Dream Team:
1. Andrew Amonde (KCB)
The Kenya Sevens skipper was in his best element over the weekend. He was solid on defence and ferocious on attack. He made several turn overs and was key to KCB RFC Main Cup semis win over defending champions Mwamba RFC.
2. Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequin)
Patrice’s quality was evident as he led Kenya Harlequins to clinching Main Cup. His sudden death try against Nondies RFC was something. His combination with Frank Wanyama was very solid.
3. Frank Wanyama (Kenya Harlequin)
The tournament’s Most Valuable Player, Frank was a true definition of a workhorse. He created numerous tries and bullied opponents at the breakdown. His pace and strength made him stand out over the weekend.
4. Ken Moseti (KCB)
The dimunite KCB half back was again one of the most outstanding players of the weekend. He played the sweeping role with near perfection. His last ditch tackle on a full flight Dan Sikuta was perhaps his highlight of the tournament. The skillful Moseti is a small player with a big heart.
5. Martin Wanjia (Mwamba)
Perhaps the revelation of the weekend. The former Impala and Mean Machine flyhalf had a weekend to remember helping Mwamba to bronze medal. His vision and ball distribution was very on point. His try against Strathmore Leos underlined his ability to spot the tiniest of gaps. A future start for Kulabu.
6. Billy Odhiambo (Strathmore)
Billy The Kid was in exceptional form for Leos. His power was crucial in breaking many tackles and was also very soilid on defence.
7. Oscar Dennis (Nondies)
Nondies RFC topped a group for the first in almost a decade after a brilliant and perfect Day One. Oscar has established himself as one of the best flyers in the local game. His pace, strength and vision made him one of the most lethal finishers of the weekend. He finished a joint top try scorer.