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Kenya squad for repechage named
By Eric Njiru | Tue 23 Oct, 2018 15:09

Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook has named a 30-man squad for November's rugby World Cup repechage tournament that includes five Kenya 7s regulars. 

Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde, Samuel Oliech, Willy Ambaka and Nelson Oyoo are Kenya 7s players called to beef up the squad. 

Skipper Wilson Kopondo returns after missing the latter stages of 2018 Africa Gold Cup alongside Homeboyz back rower Joshua Chisanga. 

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Half-backs named in the team are Samson Onsomu, Mohammed Omollo and Oliech while new Kenya Harlequin star William Reeve also makes the squad. 

Those who missed out include KCB duo of hooker Peter Karia and winger Jacob Ojee, injured Andrew Chogo of Kabras, Impala's Xavier Bett and Vincent Mose of Impala. 

Kenya Simbas will play Canada on November 11, Hong Kong on November 17 and Germany on November 23 with the winner of the round robin tournament set to be the 20th team at the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan.

The team departs on 31st October for a friendly with Romania on the 3rd of November before heading to Marseille, France, three days later for the Repechage.

Kenya Simbas squad

Forwards

Hookers: Ephraim Oduor, Coleman Were, Philip Ikambili.

Props: Patrick Ouko, Moses Amusala, Joseph Odero, Hillary Mwanjilwa.

Locks: Oliver Mangeni, Wilson Kopondo, Malcolm Onsando, Simon Muniafu. 

Loose forwards: Andrew Omonde, , Davis Chenge, Martin Owilah, George Nyambua, Dalmus Chituyi, Elkeans Musonye, Joshua Chisanga

Backs

Half-backs: Samson Onsomu, Mohammed Omollo. 

First five-Eighths: Sammy Oliech, Darwin Mukidza, Collins Injera.

Midfielders: Leo Seje Owade, Peter Kilonzo

Outside Backs: Nelson Oyoo, Felix Ayange, William Ambaka, Tony Onyango, William Reeve.

Team Management: Ian Snook (Head Coach), Murray Roulston (Coach), Wangila Simiyu (Team Manager), Christopher Makachia (Team Physiotherapist), Charles Ngovi (Assistant Coach), Dominique Habimana (Assistant Coach), James Ondiege (Team Doctor) Edwin Boit (Team Analyst)

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