First weekend in Nairobi. Tusker Safari 7’s Rugby Tournament. June 6, 2010.


First Kenyan Rugby experience. Wait, no, first ever rugby experience:)

Last weekend I attended the Tusker Safari 7’s Rugby Tournament, Africa’s premier international 7-a-side rugby tournament. Teams included Uganda, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Namibia and France’s Grenoble.

If you know me well, I am not one to sit through an entire match of any sports game. Yes, I pretty much sold all my Penn State football student tickets throughout my four years at the university to buy ‘other things’.

Again, the rugby itself did not interest me too much, though the bright colors of the teams, the shining sun, and the seemingly cross-cultural moments of solidarity impressed me to start shooting.

Enjoy and more to come on the sports end as the World Cup has approached…Africa!

3 Replies to “First weekend in Nairobi. Tusker Safari 7’s Rugby Tournament. June 6, 2010.”

  1. Interesting perspective on another African sporting event. Worlds away from the World Cup, yet still on the same continent and with a greater impact on the local citizens. Very few “real” football fans attend the corporate carnival of the Super Bowl. The same is probably true in South Africa right now.

  2. Curious as to what “other things” you bought with your Penn State ticket money:)
    Good luck with the new blog.

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