Following the conclusion of two sets of trials over the past fortnight, the Simba technical bench has settled on a 35 man squad to do duty during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup which serves as Africa’s qualifying round for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The squad includes fourteen players who could potentially make their debut this season including Patrick Ouko, Malcolm Onsando, Andrew Chogo, Dalmus Chituyi,Peter Misango,Xavier Kipngetich,Max Kang’eri,Zeden Marrow, Edmund Anya, Nelson Nyandat, Coleman Were, Felix Ayange, Mohammed Omollo and Joseph Odero.
Dennis Karani,George Asin, Steve Otieno, Peter Waitere,Mike Wanjala,Nato Simiyu,Levi Amunga, Johnstone Mungau, Dennis Muhanji and Aggrey Kitoi do not make the final squad.
FRONT ROW: Patrick Ouko* (Homeboyz), Oscar Simiyu (KCB),Moses Amusala (KCB), Joseph Odero* (Kabras),Nelson Nyandat (KCB)*, Curtis Lilako (KCB),Peter Karia, (KCB)Phillip Ikambilli, (Homeboyz), Coleman Were* (Kabras) LOCKS: Oliver Mangeni (KCB),Malcolm Onsando* (Quins),Eric Kerre (Impala),Wilson Kopondo, (Quins),Andrew Chogo* (Kabras) BACK ROW: George Nyambua (Kabras),Dalmus Chituyi* (Homeboyz),Peter Misango* (Quins),Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore),Martin Owila (KCB), Davis Chenge (KCB) SCRUM HALVES: Samson Onsomu (Impala), Xavier Kipngetich* (Impala), Mohammed Omollo (Homeboyz)*, FLY HALVES:Isaac Adimo (Quins), Biko Adema (Nondies), CENTERS: Leo Seje (Impala), Maxwell Kangeri* (Homeboyz),Peter Kilonzo (KCB),Zedden Marrow* (Homeboyz),WINGS:Tony Onyango (Homeboyz),Felix Ayange* (Kabras), Jacob Ojee (KCB),Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Edmund Anya* (Strathmore),Vincent Mose (Impala)
*in line for potential debut
Simba Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixtures
Saturday 23 June 2018 v Morocco (Away)
Saturday 30 June 2018 v Zimbabwe (Home)
Saturday 7 July 2018 v Uganda (Home)
Saturday 11 August 2018 v Tunisia (Home)
Saturday 18 August 2018 v Namibia (Away)