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Kenya name Agevi, Anya for Las Vegas 7s
By Eric Njiru | Wed 20 Feb, 2019 10:59

Kenya 7s squad to the 2019 editions of Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s was named on Wednesday by head coach Paul Murunga at RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi ahead of weekend's departure to America. 

Murunga hands debut to Impala winger Edmund Anya while Herman Humwa and Charles Omondi return for the first time since Cape Town 7s. Mwamba's Mike Agevi's is back in the squad for the first time since Paul Treu's tenure.

Read Also: Kenya's playing schedule at Las Vegas 7s

Five changes are effected from the squad that went to Hamilton; William Reeve, Mark Ruga Wandeto and Eliakim Kichoi are rested. Harold Anduvate picked an injury during the Nakuru derby. 

Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi and Brian Wahinya who have so far featured in all four legs in Dubai, Cape Town, Hamilton and Sydney are part of the Vegas troops. So is Vincent Onyala and Cyprian Kuto who were on boarded to the squad from the Cape Town leg. 

Skipper Jacob Ojee, Bush Mwale and Brian Wandera who came in for the Oceania trip to Hamilton and Sydney maintain their places in the squad. No player is making a return for the America legs from last year. 

Kenya 7s is in pool B with hosts USA, France and Argentina with the first match set to be against Mike Friday's Eagles 7s at 3.50am on Saturday March 2. 

The second pool B match for Kenya will be against France at 6.29am on Saturday before closing with Argentina at 11.58pm. 

Heading to Vegas 7s, Kenya sits 13th in the HSBC World Sevens Series standings with 12 points, just one above Japan who occupy position 15- the relegation point. 

Kenya 7s Squad
Jacob Ojee, Vincent Onyala, Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi, Brian Wahinya, Bush Mwale, Brian Wandera, Cyptian Kuto, Edmund Anya, Herman Humwa, Charles Omondi, Michael Wanjala, Michael Agevi.

Las Vegas 7s Fixtures
Friday March 1, 2019

2am Australia vs Wales
2.22am Fiji vs Scotland 
2.44am Spain vs Canada 
3.06am New Zealand vs Samoa 
3.28am France vs Argentina 
3.50am USA vs Kenya 
4.12am South Africa vs Japan 
4.34am England vs Chile 

5.01am Australia vs Scotland 
5.23am Fiji vs Wales
5.45am Spain vs Samoa 
6.07am New Zealand vs Canada 
6.29am France vs Kenya 
6.51am USA vs Argentina 
7.13am South Africa vs Chile 
7.35am England vs Japan 

Saturday March 2, 2019 

10.30pm Wales vs Scotland 
10.52pm Fiji vs Australia 
11.14pm Canada vs Samoa 
11.36pm New Zealand vs Spain
11.58pm Argentina vs Kenya 
00.26 USA vs France 
00.48 Japan vs Chile 
01.10 England vs South Africa 

03.08: Challenge Trophy Quarters 
4.46am Cup quarters 

Sunday March 3, 2019 

10pm 13th Place Semifinal 
10.44pm Challenge Trophy semifinal 
11.28pm 5th Place semifinal 
00.12 Cup semis 
3.30am Cup final 

Eric Njiru
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