In Summary
  • Menengai Oilers centre Eric Ombasa and winger Sam Muregi are set for their maiden show with Kenya Sevens at Cape Town Sevens, the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend.
  • Ombasa, 20, and Muregi, 22, were a revelation during the 2017 National Sevens Series for Oilers, who reached the final at Kabeberi Sevens.
  • The Oilers duo and Nakuru prop Oscar Ouma have replaced Dennis Ombachi and Collins Injera, who were ruled out with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

Menengai Oilers centre Eric Ombasa and winger Sam Muregi are set for their maiden show with Kenya Sevens at Cape Town Sevens, the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series this weekend.

Ombasa, 20, and Muregi, 22, were a revelation during the 2017 National Sevens Series for Oilers, who reached the final at Kabeberi Sevens.

The Oilers duo and Nakuru prop Oscar Ouma have replaced Dennis Ombachi and Collins Injera, who were ruled out with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

The players leave the country Tuesday to link up with the rest of the squad that is captained by Homeboyz centre Oscar Ayodi in Cape Town.

Shujaa finished seventh overall with 10 points after losing to Australia 19-12 in the fifth place semi-final on Saturday during the Dubai Sevens.

Shujaa is in Pool “A” at Cape Town Sevens with hosts South Africa, who are fresh from defending their Dubai Sevens title, France and Russia.

Shujaa renew their rivalry with South Africa, who beat them 48-5 in the pool stages in Dubai.

They last met France and Russia at Paris Sevens last season, where they lost to the hosts 22-14 in the pool stages, before also losing to the Russians 15-7 in the semi-final for 13th place.

Strength and conditioning coach Geoffrey Kimani had in an early interview indicated that working with a bigger squad was advantageous for ample rotation and praised clubs for keeping their players in good shape.

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