Mean Machine head to Nakuru for the KRU Championship final against Menengai Oilers on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 3pm.
Both sides have already qualified for the Kenya Cup as Machine seeks complete a double over Menengai Oilers who finished top in the regular season.
Head coach Philem Kidakwa has named Shadon Munoko to skipper the 23 to Nakuru with the likes f Grevis Onyino, James Oluoch, Brian Marube, Marvin Karungii and Festus Shaisi starting.
Maurice Murimi and Isaac Waweru are in the midfield as Alfred Orege and Edward Maroko start on the wings.
Machine became the only side to beat Oilers at home this season when they beat them 5-33 on Saturday April 14. On that particular afternoon, Machine ran in five tries to win with a bonus as Festus Shiasi, Maurice Murimi, Grevis Onyino, Ken Mutuku and Alfred Orege were all on score-sheet.
"We punished them with our mauls and 1st centre and we contained their pushover scrums," said Kidakwa who expects Oilers to "counter our mauls focus, defence on the midfield and improve their contact skills."
Bruce Odhiambo, Lewis Kingston, Ken Mutuku and Collins Otieno start from the bench.
1.Paul Ekirapa 2.Grevis Onyino 3.Ben Mwangi 4.Dominic Mogendi 5.James Oluoch 6.Brian Marube 7.Samwel Mejja 8.Shadon Munoko 9.Marvin Karungi 10. Festus Shiasi 11.Edward Maroko 12.Maurice Murimi 13.Isaac Waweru 14.Alfred Orege 15.Trevor Asina
16.Collins Otieno 17.Ken Mutuku 18.Aaron Otieno 19.Lewis Kingston 20.Daniel Oluoch 21.Antony Abonyo 22.Bruce Odhiambo 23.Charles Kinyanjui