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Mean machine crowned ‘Kings of Rugby’ twice

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Mean Machine’s Public Relations Officer, Nyamongo Otachi, Chairman, Kenneth Langat, Director, Sports and Games Mbaabu Mureithi, Team Captain, Rene Inyanga and Treasurer, Eric Muthama display the trophies won.

University of Nairobi rugby team, Mean Machine, has won the ‘Kings of Rugby’ trophy twice after emerging winners among university rugby teams.

One trophy was awarded to Mean Machine after they beat competing universities in the first series of ‘Kings of Rugby’ league played at Dedan Kimathi University, Nyeri. The team won the second trophy during the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) series last league in July 2017.

“Mean Machine is the best university rugby team in Kenya and we are proud of what the players have been able to achieve so far,” said Mbaabu Mureithi, Director, Sports and Games, UoN. “Despite the challenges the team has faced, they have honoured all matches and continue to positively project the image of the University.”

The Director highlighted the lack of proper and sufficient kit, equipment and gym facilities as some challenges the team faces.

“We are hoping that we can secure sponsors to support Mean Machine,” he said.

“Rugby is getting more competitive in Kenya. We have clubs out there hunting for our players,” said Rene Inyanga, the captain, Mean Machine. “We hope to get more support for the team because we are playing rugby with our basic skills for the love of it. As a team, we will soldier on.”

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