Kenya 7s Heads To Safland 7s

The Kenya Sevens is in Namibia for the Safland Sevens to be played this weekend.

Kenya had pulled out of the tournament in October before heading to Camp in Nanyuki but has since reconsidered the decision.

The squad to Safland 7s has been named as the team looks to continue preparations for the 2017/2018 HSBC World Sevens Series.

A team list released by the Kenya Rugby Union indicate that assistant coach Will Webster will take charge of the team with head coach Innocent Simiyu set to remain in Nanyuki as he continues with team selection, says team manager Eric Ogweno.

Herman Humwa of Kenya Harlequins, Charles ‘Jamandass’ Omondi and Jeff Oluoch of Homeboyz make up the 12-man squad.

Menengai Oilers duo of Eric Ombasa and Sam Muregi who had an impressive performance in the national sevens circuit are named in the team.

The team has been in camp in Nanyuki after a trip to South Africa’s Assupol 7s was cancelled.

Regulars Frank Wanyama, Brian Tanga, Dan Sikuta Sammy Oliech, Oscar Ayodi, Nelson Oyoo and Eden Agero are also named.

HSBC World Sevens Series champions South Africa had not confirmed their participation as of last week but they have since done so.

Other countries taking part include Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Czech Republic. In 2016, Kenya 7s finished second after losing to South Africa.

After Safland 7s Kenya 7s will head to Dubai 7s, the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens Series opener.

Stormers and Western Province flanker Sikhumbuzo Notshe could be one of four Currie Cup winners included in the South African Sevens squad for this weekend’s Safland Sevens tournament in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Sebealo Senatla, Werner Kock and Ruhan Nel all seem likely to make the trip to the Safland Sevens to get them back into Sevens mode after playing in the 15-man code for the last few months.

Kenya Sevens Squad to Safland Sevens:
Frank Wanyama, Dan Sikuta, Brian Tanga, Samuel Oliech, Oscar Ayodi, Nelson Oyoo, Herman Humwa, Charles Omondi, Jeff Oluoch, Eden Agero, Eric Ombasa, Sam Muregi

Management: Will Webster, Lamech Bogonko, Erick Ogweno

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