Kenya Sevens forward Oscar Ouma made the 2017/18 HSBC World Sevens Series dream team as curtains came down at Paris 7s on Sunday 10 June 2018.
Ouma, who missed Paris and London 7s due to personal reasons, was the only Kenyan in the dream team. Kenya had the best Sevens series performance in history bagging 104 points.
Three times in dream team
Though he missed out on the tail end of the series, Oscar Ouma had been outstanding in Innocent Simiyu's set up and during the season, Ouma made the dream team three times; at Vancouver, Singapore and Hong Kong leading the team to silver in the final two. He was the stand-in captain in five straight legs; from Hamilton all through to Hong Kong.
He formed a formidable and revered forward line for Kenya alongside Dan Sikuta and Willy Ambaka, as well as former captain Andrew Amonde.
The men’s HSBC Dream Team features four players from series runners-up Fiji, who won five of the ten rounds. The Fijians included are Kalione Nasoko, captain Jerry Tuwai, series second top point scorer Amenoni Nasilasila and Rookie of the Year Eroni Sau. They are joined by Australia’s Ben O’Donnell and Dylan Sage from series champions South Africa.
The men’s and women’s HSBC Dream Team takes into consideration players’ performances across the season and previous nominations in the individual tournament dream teams.
Attention now turns to the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco from 20-22 July, where 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams will battle it out to become world champions over three days of exciting action.
2017/18 dream team: Kalione Nasoko, Jerry Tuwai, Amenoni Nasilasila, Eroni Sau (all Fiji), Dylan Sage (South Africa), Oscar Ouma (Kenya), Ben O'Donnell -Australia