Kenya changed their home shirt colour scheme for the 2008/09 season and the shirt is now red, with black and white. The shorts and socks are still black. We have no well-known names in the game donning the shirt as yet, but with the speedy backs it can only be a question of time before someone gets a professional contract.
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The Kenya national rugby union team, which is controlled by the Kenya Rugby Football Union, played their first international match in 1955 against Tanganyika, winning 11-3. The team participates in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) tournaments.
The Kenyan sevens team takes part in international Rugby sevens competitions and has been more successful than their 15's counterpart. Perhaps their most successful moment in rugby sevens was beating rugby giant Australia in the London Sevens 2006, going on to reach the Final of the Plate competition. In the 2007 rugby sevens in New Zealand, Kenya went on to draw 2nd in their pot, beating such rugby giants as Argentina and Tonga, before being narrowly defeated in the quarter-finals by eventual runners-up Fiji. The 15's Kenya team compete annually against Uganda in the Elgon Cup.