Kenya 7s make four changes for London, Paris 7s


The national sevens rugby team Shujaa huddle before the game against South Africa on day ...
The national sevens rugby team Shujaa huddle before the game against South Africa on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on 26 January, 2019. (PHOTO/Courtesy/ World Rugby)

In Summary

  • Kenya Harlequins winger Cyprian Kuto together with Menengai Cream Homeboyz flanker and winger Charles Omondi and Brian Wandera have been included in the team while regular skipper Jacob Ojee returns after missing the Asian assignment due to school commitments.
  • With Shujaa facing relegation they sit 13th in the 15th team log with 26 points a point above Wales (25points) and four above Japan (22 points).
  • Kenya kicks off their London 7s Pool B action at 12:36pm against Fiji, their second match pits them against Samoa at 3:20pm before they wrap up their day one action at 6:26pm against France.

Kenya Rugby Sevens head coach Paul ‘Pau’ Murunga has made four changes to the squad for the last two rounds of the HSBC Rugby Sevens Series of the London and Paris Sevens.

Kenya Harlequins winger Cyprian Kuto together with Menengai Cream Homeboyz flanker and winger Charles Omondi and Brian Wandera have been included in the team while regular skipper Jacob Ojee returns after missing the Asian assignment due to school commitments.

The former Homeboyz tactician has dropped debutant in the Hong Kong Sevens Oscar Dennis, Shadon Munoko, Augustine Lugonzo and Mark Wandetto.

“I am happy to be back in the team, so that we can achieve our set targets in these last two legs of the series. I had a hip problem in Vancouver that has since been dealt from the rehab sessions with Lamech Bogonko and Michael Shamia. I am going to put my best foot forward,” said Cyprian Kuto.

“We have been working on our weak areas mostly during the last one month of training since the team came back from Hong Kong. We have also built up on our team plays since all the players have trained together, for longer and not as before when the senior players joined the set up a few sessions to the travel date,” added Captain Jacob Ojee.

With Shujaa facing relegation they sit 13th in the 15th team log with 26 points a point above Wales (25points) and four above Japan (22 points).

Shujaa will be looking for their first quarter final slot this season in the penultimate round, the London 7s, on 25th and 26th of May at the Twickenham Stadium and finally the Paris 7s tournament on the 1st and 2nd of June.

Murunga has retained the rest of his regulars, Vincent Onyala, Andrew Amonde, Bush Mwale, Daniel Sikuta, Eden Agero, Daniel Taabu, Jefferey Oluoch, Nelson Oyoo and Johnstone Olindi.

Kenya kicks off their London 7s Pool B action at 12:36pm against Fiji, their second match pits them against Samoa at 3:20pm before they wrap up their day one action at 6:26pm against France.

SHUJAA FULL SQUAD

 Vincent Onyala, Andrew Amonde, Bush Mwale, Daniel Sikuta, Charles Omondi, Eden Agero, Daniel Taabu, Jacob Ojee, Cyprian Kuto, Jefferey Oluoch,Nelson Oyoo, Johnstone Olindi, Brian Wandera

-Story by Kenya Rugby Union

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