Ian Snook has handed Patrick Ouko,Joseph Odero and Andrew Chogo their maiden starts as the Simbas face Uganda in the Elgon Cup first leg clash at the Legends Rugby Club in Kampala on Saturday afternoon.
Ouko and Odero complete a front row partnership that also features Peter Karia with Chogo joining Oliver Mang’eni in the second row.
Davis Chenge captains the team from the eighthman’s position with George Nyambua and Elkeans Musonye at blindside and openside respectively.
Snook has gone for a settled backline led by half backs Sam Onsomu and Isaac Adimo. Leo Seje and Peter Kilonzo link up in midfield while fullback Darwin Mukidza anchors a back three featuring Jacob Ojee and Tony Onyango on the wings.
15. Darwin Mukidza,14.Tony Onyango,13. Peter Kilonzo, 12. Leo Seje, 11. Jacob Ojee, 10. Isaac Adimo, 9. Sam Onsomu, 1.Patrick Ouko*, 2. Peter Karia, 3. Joseph Odero*, 4.Andrew Chogo*, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. George Nyambua, 7.Elkeans Musonye, 8. Davis Chenge (captain) Replacements 16. Philip Ikambili, 17. Oscar Simiyu, 18. Curtis Lilako, 19. Malcolm Onsando, 20. Martin Owila, 21. Xavier Better, 22. Biko Adela, 23. Vincent Mose