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Kenya 7s squad to Hong Kong, Singapore 7s and Commonwealth named
By Raga House | Wed 28 Mar, 2018 11:10

Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent Simiyu has named the side to compete at the Hong Kong Sevens, Commonwealth 7s and Singapore 7s.

Namcos has named a 13-man squad that will be out for one month with Nakuru’s Oscar Ouma set to be the captain deputized by Sammy Oliech.

All time second top try scorer Mwamba’s Collins Injera and former captain Andrew Amonde.

From the side that reached Vancouver 7s final, there are only two changes as Impala Saracens winger Ian Minjire makes seasonal debut.

Homeboyz halfback Augustine Lugonzo is named in the squad after an impressive performance at Victoria Falls 7s.

Minjire and Lugonzo replace Menengai Oilers duo of Samuel Ngethe and Erick Ombasa.

Others named in the squad are Willy Ambaka, Daniel Sikuta, Arthur Owira, Eden Agero, Billy Odhiambo, Jeff Oluoch and Nelson Oyoo.

Non-travelling subs include Brian Tanga of Kabras Sugar, Herman Humwa of Kenya Harlequins and Ombassa.


Vancouver 7s silver medalists Kenya Sevens is seeded second for the seventh round of the HSBC World Sevens Series, Hong Kong Sevens set for April 7, 2018.

Kenya is pooled alongside Australia, Spain and Canada. Kenya and Spain met in Vancouver with Shujaa winning 43-0.

Fiji are seeded top after winning Vancouver 7s and will play New Zealand, Russia and Samoa as South Africa meet England, Scotland and invitational side South Korea in pool C.

Last pool has Mike Friday’s USA, Argentina, Wales and France. After Hong Kong, the teams will head to Australia for the Commonwealth sevens.

Commonwealth

Commonwealth games are set for April 4-15 which is after Hong Kong 7s and before Singapore 7s. Kenya Sevens is in pool C with New Zealand, Canada and Zambia.

Unlike  the last two Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Delhi where the top two teams went through from each pool, the Gold Coast Sevens event will see
only the top-ranked team from each pool qualify for the finals.

In  2014, Kenya reached cup quarters losing 19-7 to New Zealand who went ahead to beat Australia 19-7 in semis before losing 17-12 to South Africa in the final.

In pool matches, Kenya Sevens beat Cook Islands 28-0, Trinidad and Tobago 35-5 and lost 20-0 to South Africa.


Kenya 7s squad to Hong Kong 7s, Singapore 7s and Commonwealth games

Oscar Ouma (Top Fry Nakuru, Captain), Samuel Oliech (Resolution Impala Saracens), Andrew Amonde (KCB), Willy Ambaka (SportPesa Quins), Daniel
Sikuta (Kabras Sugar), Arthur Owira (KCB), Collins Injera (Mwamba), Eden  Agero (SportPesa Quins), Billy Odhiambo (Mwamba), Jeff Oluoch (Menengai
 Cream Homeboyz), Nelson Oyoo (Top Fry Nakuru), Ian Minjire* (Resolution  Impala Saracens), Augustine Lugonzo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz) 

Management: Innocent Simiyu (HEAD COACH), Will Webster (ASSISTANT COACH), Geoffrey Kimani (CONDITIONING COACH), Lamech Francis Bogonko (PHYSIO), Erick Ogweno (TEAM MANAGER)

Hong Kong 7s pools
Pool A: Fiji, New Zealand, Russia, Samoa
Pool B: Kenya, Australia, Spain, Canada
Pool C
:South Africa, England, Scotland, South Korea
Pool D: USA, Argentina, Wales
,France


Commonwealth 7s
Men’s pools

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ool A — South Africa, Scotland, PNG, Malaysia


Pool B — England, Australia, Samoa, Jamaica
Pool C — New Zealand, Canada, Kenya, Zambia
Pool D — Fiji, Wales, Uganda, Sri Lanka


Women’s pools

Pool A — New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Kenya


Pool B — Australia, Fiji, England, Wales,



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