Interesting Facts About Kenya Rugby Sevens, History, Honors and More

Kenya Rugby Sevens, (Kenya National Ruby Sevens Team) is the national team representing the Republic of Kenya globally when it comes to matters concerning Rugby. The team is considered one of the strongest and best sporting teams in Kenya. Whiles the football national team struggles to even secure a spot in the AFCONs. The Kenya Sevens have managed to appear on the global stage, World Cup severally.

Apart from the well-known and celebrated players, the team also has a string of achievements that have made it one of the most valued national teams. In our analysis today we dig deeper into some of the unknown and interesting facts about Kenya sevens.

Kenya Rugby Sevens History

Kenya Rugby Sevens

Kenya Rugby Sevens, well known as a ‘Shujaa’ a Swahili word meaning courageous has been competing in the World Rugby Sevens Series since, its establishment in 1999-2000. In addition, Kenya 7s also compete in the Commonwealth Games which are held once a year.

Being one of the best teams, Shujaa has earned a guaranteed spot at the World Series in all 10 events every season. Globally, the World Series has been one of their successful battlefields as they have clinched a win and reached the finals numerous times.

Kenya Rugby Sevens Management

Being a national team the club’s businesses are run by the Kenya Rugby Union, a governing body founded in 1970 in partnership with the Rugby Africa and World Rugby. The body doesn’t only govern the national team it goes further to govern local rugby teams as well as school rugby competitions.

Kenya Rugby Sevens Head Coach

Kenya Rugby Sevens
Kenya Rugby Sevens Head Coach (Photo/Courtesy)

Currently, the helm is being held by Damian McGrath who took it over in early 2022 after Innocent Namcos Simiyu was shown the door due to a string of poor performances in the World Series as well as the World Cup where they finished 3rd.

Damian McGrath is an English professional rugby coach with a wealth of experience exceeding two decades. He has managed over four rugby national teams including Canada 7s, Germany 7s, Samoa 7s, and more. His contract is set to lapse in 2024 after signing a two years contract.

McGrath is being deputized by Kevin Wambua while Geoffrey Kimani stands as the strength and conditioning coach.

Achievements and Trophies

Kenya Rugby Sevens