Resolution Impala Saracens posted massive improvement last weekend when they traveled to Kisumu for the 2018 Dala 7s. The team, which finished 10th at Driftwood 7s, emerged 3rd in the lake city.
After wriggling out of a tricky looking Pool B with a single loss to Mwamba RFC (7-24) and 2 wins against Menengai Oilers (33-19) & BlakBlad (15-7), the team went on to beat Kenya Harlequins 17-12 in the Main Cup Quarters but lost with a narrow 12-19 score to Homeboyz in the semis. The boys picked themselves up to winning Bronze after posting a 12-7 win against KCB Lions.
In this year’s edition of Christie 7s, hosted by the team’s arch rivals – Kenya Harlequins, the draw places Impala in an exciting Pool C which includes a derby, an ‘international’ match & a stolid opponent with nothing to lose. What is the technical bench’s view on the draw? Find out below…
Resolution Impala Saracens Coach – Oscar Osir:
I think it is an interesting pool to finish the 2018 National Sevens Circuit. We have beaten Northern Suburbs before and understand their style of play. The team has not watched Emerging Uganda Sevens playing. We are therefore not certain what they will bring to the contest, but quick adjusting to match scenarios will be key in securing the win from this particular match. It was exciting to watch the boys come from behind to beat Quins 17-12 at Dala 7s. We still have a big statement to make against them, especially now that they are tournament hosts.
Resolution Impala Saracens Director Of Rugby – Fred Ollows:
It is an exciting pool. This sort of pooling brings out the teams that really want to play. Emerging Uganda will be keen to assure their country that they can take on top tier competition. Quins, whose 7s side seems to be a combination of Kenya & Uganda will definitely want to come hard at us. Northern Suburbs could be labelled as the dark horse of the pool, but we shouldn’t forget that they have nothing to lose. Impala will need to go into this pool ready – mentally.
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