Five Kenya Sevens players Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde, Oscar Ouma, Oscar Dennis and Willy Ambaka have been selected to play for SX10 at World 10s with Frankie Horne as the Head Coach.
SX10 is a new franchise team based out of Cape Town and will play in the World Tens Series in Bermuda in October. They will be joined by the likes of South Africa’s Cecil Afrika.
The 10-a-side World Tens Series comprises eight privately-owned teams from around the globe, featuring world-class players according to SA Rugby Mag. The format offers opportunities for players from both the XV and 7-a-side codes of rugby to play a new form of the sport combining the tactics of rugby 15s with the skills of 7s.
Bermuda sets the scene for an epic first World Tens Series tournament. The first World Tens series tournament takes place in the welcoming and adventurous island of Bermuda from the 24 October 2020 until 07 November 2020.
‘We have gone for an all-African affair, pretty much, just to give the African boys an opportunity,’ Horne told SARugbymag.co.za.
‘We also have a few guys from the Kenya Sevens set-up, just because there is no sevens happening. SA Sevens were quite strict with their players and weren’t going to release them, because of the preparation for the Olympics. But we have got some good names – Oscar Ouma, a regular feature, Andrew Amonde and Oscar Dennis, who was in my sevens programme a year ago.’
All eight teams will stay at the 21-acre Grotto Bay in Tuckers Town where they will have their own private beach, a fitness centre and plenty of off field activities to look forward to including water sports.
Forwards: Frikkie De Beer, Oscar Ouma, Jacques Du Toit, Thinus Van Zyl, Cory Daniel, Andrew Amonde, Tienie Burger, Gary Porter, Harry McNulty.
Backs: Luke Treharne, Craig Hunt, Cecil Afrika, Joe Pietersen, Oscar Dennis, JT Jackson, JP Du Plessis, Willy Ambaka, Collins Injera, Christian Ambadiang, Dewald Naude.