|Full name||Homeboyz Rugby Football Club|
|Union||Kenya Rugby Football Union|
|Nickname(s)||HBR, The Boyz Are In Town, The Girlz Are In Town|
|Ground(s)||Jamhuri Park (Capacity: 10,000)|
|Coach(es)||Simon Odongo and Elisha Okello|
|Captain(s)||Roy Wesonga Zeden Marrow|
|League(s)||Kenya Cup, Eric Shirley Shield|
|2020|| Kenya Cup |
3rd (overall) (season abandoned)
Eric Shirley Shield
4th (overall) (season abandoned)
Homeboyz Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Nairobi, Kenya, that competes in the Kenya Cup, Eric Shirley Shield, Enterprise Cup and Mwamba Cup. Formed in 2009, Homeboyz also has a women's team that competes in the Kenya Rugby Football Union women's league every year. Both the men's and women's teams also compete in the Kenya National Sevens Circuit that happens annually. Their main home ground is Jamhuri Park.
Homeboyz was officially founded in 2009. This was a result of the perceived need in the market to accommodate the younger players who felt that they were not being given enough opportunities to play competitive rugby. As a start-up team in 2009, Homeboyz RFC was initially placed in the lower-tier Eric Shirley Shield. After winning the Eric Shirley Shield two seasons in a row, they earned their promotion to Kenya Cup.
The women's team was formed in 2016 after Homeboyz decided to give women a platform to showcase their talent. The women's game, as compared to the men's, is still relatively young but has made great strides in the past years. The team has been consistent in the Kenya Rugby Football Union women's league and produced five women who represented the country in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Homeboyz first toured Uganda in 2018 having won the Enterprise Cup to face a Ugandan Select side as an initiative to promote rugby in the region.They won the match 18 - 10 with Bush Mwale and Roy Wesonga scoring a try each and Kelvin Masai kicking over two penalties and a conversion.
Homeboyz first toured Dubai in 2010 to play in the Dubai 7's Men's Invitational Tournament.This was after taking part in three of the five legs of the National Sevens Circuit and winning over many fans.
In 2018, Homeboyz won three legs of the National Sevens Circuit which saw them crowned 7's champions that season. This was rewarded by a trip to the Dubai 7's Men's Invitational Tournament once again where the side narrowly lost to the Emerging Boks.
In 2009, Homeboyz had a stint in the National Sevens Circuit playing in three of the five tournaments of the circuit. Homeboyz RFC played the Prinsloo Sevens (Nakuru), Driftwoods Sevens (Mombasa) and in the Kabeberi Sevens (Nairobi) where they won their first trophy in the shield category
In 2010, Homeboyz Rugby participated in their first 15's fixture playing in the Eric Shirley Shield, which they won in their inaugural year. Homeboyz were crowned champions after a win against Kisumu RFC at the University of Nairobi grounds.They were not promoted to play in the Kenya Cup due to some technicalities.
In 2011, the team went ahead and defended the Eric Shirley Shield trophy to secure a chance to play in the highest league in the country, Kenya Cup. The same year also saw Homeboyz win the Mwamba Cup.
In 2013, Homeboyz Rugby finished 4th in the National Sevens Circuit winning their first sevens main cup trophy, the Kabeberi 7s.
In 2014, Homeboyz missed the Kenya Cup playoff place by a single point. That same year they bag their second sevens main cup trophy by lifting the Driftwood 7's and finishing second overall in the National Sevens Circuit.
In 2015 Enterprise Cup, the team reaches its first senior final in the Enterprise Cup losing 28 - 0 to KCB.
In 2016, Homeboyz Rugby won the overall National Sevens Circuit setting a record for playing in all the finals in a six leg format and winning three of them, Prinsloo 7's, Dala 7's and Nanyuki 7's.
In 2017, Homeboyz Rugby, finished third overall in the National Sevens Circuit having won the Driftwood 7's and Dala 7's in the process.That same year saw them reach the Kenya Cup semi final for the first time after finishing the regular season in position one.
In 2018, they won the Enterprise Cup beating Impala Saracens 21 - 3 at the RFUEA Ground.That same year saw Homeboyz reclaim the overall National Sevens Circuit winning four, Prinsloo 7's, Sepetuka 7's, Kabeberi 7's and Christie 7's, of the six legs on offer. They also had a decent run in the Kenya Cup finishing second in the regular season before falling to Kabras 29 - 13 in the semi final.
|Round Of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Finals|
|Round Of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Finals|
The blue and yellow that is famous with the club is adopted from the club sponsor,Homeboyz Entertainment Limited. The current crest was remodeled in November 2015 and retained the Homeboyz logo and the blue and yellow colors.
The current kit is made by Samurai Sportswear. Homeboyz Entertainment was the primary kit sponsor from 2009 to 2015 with its brands H2O and HBR 103.5 FM featuring in front of their jersey. In the 2015/16 season,Menengai Cream took over as the primary kit sponsor featuring in front of the jersey till the 2018/19 season.
|Backs and skills coach||Simon Odongo||Kenya|
|Forwards coach and lead team manager||Elisha Okello||Kenya|
|Assistant team manager||Edward Wekesa||Kenya|
|Logistics manager||Spencer Githinji||Kenya|
|Lead physiotherapist||Samuel Ochieng||Kenya|
|Assistant physiotherapist||Fred Awino||Kenya|
|Homeboyz Rugby's current squad|
|(c) denotes the team captain,Bold denotes players who have represented the national Under 20,7's or 15's team.|
|Homeboyz Rugby's Academy Squad|
|(c) denotes the team captain,Bold denotes players who have represented the national Under 20,7's or 15's team|
|Homeboyz Rugby Women's Squad|
|(c) denotes the team captain,Bold denotes players who have represented the national Lionesses team either at 7's,15's or both|
Homeboyz were coached in their first season by Eric Situma,who was assisted by Paul Murunga. Situma was replaced by Murunga in 2011 who had several assistants that included Benjamin Ayimba,Bill Githinji,and former Homeboyz players Elisha Okello and Simon Odongo. Murunga continued as coach until he was appointed Kenya Sevens coach after the 2017 season. Simon Odongo took over the reins for the 2018 season and didn't have an assistant during that time. In 2019,Sharks Academy coach,Jason Hector,was announced as the Homeboyz head coach. Jason was assisted by Simon Odongo in the season that was canceled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason was appointed head coach of the Western Province Rugby Academy Claremont Campus for the 2021 season.
|Eric Situma||2009/10 –2010/11|
|Paul Murunga||2011/12 - 2016/17|
|Simon Odongo||2017/18 –2018/19|
|Jason Hector||2019/20 –2020|
The following Homeboyz players represented Kenya at the 2020 Summer Olympics
The following Homeboyz players represented Kenya at the 2016 Summer Olympics
The following Homeboyz players were part of the team that won the 2016 Singapore Sevens
The following Homeboyz players have represented Kenya at the Rugby World Cup Sevens
The following Homeboyz players have represented Kenya at the Commonwealth Games
The following Homeboyz players were part of the Kenya Under 19 team that took part in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics
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