The Kenya Rugby Union has increased the number of players to be named for a sevens match from 12 to 16 per tournament, a statement from the Union said.
“With four tournaments in four weeks, and the importance is given to player welfare, the Kenya Rugby Union has considered an amendment to Regulation 8 (a) of the Sevens Circuit manual which allows teams to submit squads of sixteen players per tournament, and four officials, one of whom must be a doctor/physiotherapist or nurse.”
This comes a year after World Rugby increased the number of sevens players from 12 to 13.
“Additionally, team managers will be required to submit a team of twelve players for every match from the larger pool of sixteen submitted to the tournament. This list of twelve can be changed for other matches in the tournament,” read the statement.
This will come into effect during the third round of the sevens circuit, Prinsloo 7s.