Kenya 7s international Oscar Ouma will captain Nakuru RFC at Christie 7s, the fifth leg of the Stanbic 7s from Saturday August 31, 2019 at Quins, Nairobi.
A 14-man squad named by head coach Mitch Ocholla for the Nairobi leg sees Fredrick Odongo and Teddy Ratemo replace Walter Okoth and Crispin Onyango.
Halfback Geoffrey Ominde is named as a co-captain for the squad that has Monate Akuei, Edwins Makori, Nelson Oyoo and Donald Aluoch among others.
Nakuru have reached four straight cup semis but all ended in defeats. They are 20-0 to Homeboyz at Kakamega 7s, 12-7 defeat to Menengai Oilers at Kabeberi 7s, 21-22 to Oilers at Dala 7s and 12-8 to Mwamba at Prinsloo 7s.
"Losing is a painful pill to swallow but hey this is a sport. We have no guarantees of winning which makes us work harder to overcome the obstacles to a win. We can't dwell on losses if we endeavor to improve,” Ocholla told Raga House earlier this week.
Up next for Wanyore at Christie 7s is pool C that has varsity side Blak Blad, Kabras Sugar and Varsity side MMUST Rugby.
"The pool is tough as always," added the former Kenya 7s head coach. "We have to earn our stripes.”
POOL C TEAM NEWS
1. Amos Obae 2. John Okoth 3. Monate Akuei 4. Phillip Owuor 5. Oscar Ouma – Co Captain 6. Edwins Makori 7. Fredrick Odongo 8. Geoffrey Ominde – Co Captain 9. hrissant Ojwang 10. Hannington Wabwire 11. Teddy Ratemo 12. Nelson Oyoo 13. Brian Kimani 14. Donald Aluoch
1.Timothy Mmasi 2.Claus Shirievo 3.John Bahati 4.Mlongo Isaiah 5.Abuga Kevin 6.Mbeche samuel 7.Tyson Juma 8.Kaburu Verron 9.Shikuba Venance 10.Elvis Amunya 11.Wamocho Felix 12.Zedrick Ikokhoro 13.Norbert Lumbwani
1.Brian Mahonie 2.Trevor Ayombe 3.Dennis Odhiambo 4.Dennis Mutethia Kadogoo5.Benjamin Siso 6.Arthur Wanda Cpt America 7.Allan Ominde 8.David Ochieng 9.Darren Sheldon 10.Laban Chege 11.Kelvin Nyausi 12.Archadius Khwesa 13.Mike Powel Bastereud
10.12am: Kabras Sugar vs MMUST
10.30am: Top Fry Nakuru vs Blak Blad
1.12pm: Kabras Sugar vs Blak Blad
1.30pm: Top Fry Nakuru vs MMUST
4.12pm: MMUST vs Blak Blad
4.30pm: Nakuru RFC vs Kabras Sugar