Kenya Harlequin on Thursday named a strong 13-man squad that will compete at Embu 7s on Saturday June 23 and 24, 2018 in Embu County.
Victor Sudi will coach the side in Embu with Max Theuri set to captain the squad. Quins are using the tournament to prepare for 2018 national sevens circuit that kicks-off in July.
Hlaf-back Lyle Asiligwa is among those named alongside Kenya Sevens international Frank Wanyama who is expected to lead Quins to Embu 7s title.
After a good Kenya Cup campaign, Brian Beckham will be hoping to carry his form to the Sevens version while Alex Olaba looks to continue firing in the Sevens circuit as he did at Strathmore Leos.
Edward Shitanda, Ian Onel and Hillary Barasa are other named as well as Brian Onyiegi and Douglas Kahuri.
Quins will compete in pool A alongside Homeboyz, Chuka RFC and Nairobi nationwide side Stormers.
"The team is upbeat and preparing for the upcoming 7s series under coach Sudi. It's a blend of seasoned young players hungry to make a mark. The tournament in Embu will aid the team's preparations," said Quins team manager Jimmy Mnene.
Quins squad to Embu 7s
1.Edward Shitanda 2.Ian Oneal 3.Hillary Barasa 4.Frank Wanyama 5.Ed Okwema 6.Max Theuri 7.Brian Beckham 8.Lyle Asiligwa 9.Mike Ochieng 10.Alex Magoma 11.Alex Olaba 12.Brian Onyeigo 13.Douglas Kahuri
Coach -Victor Sudi.
Embu 7s pools
Pool A Homeboyz, Quins, Chuka RFC, Stormers
Pool B Mean Machine, Nakuru RFC, MKU, Northern Suburbs
Pool C Mwamba, Blak Blad, Meru RFC, CUEA
Pool D Strathmore Leos, USIU, Makueni RFC, Kiambu RFC
Pool E Impala, Nondies, Embu RFC, Thika RFC