Veterans eye Kenya Sevens return

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Kenya Shujaa speedstar Collins Injera on his way to score a try during their Safari Sevens Pool C match against Zambia at RFUEA ground on October 19, 2019.

Former Kenya Sevens players Oscar Ouma, Samuel Oliech and Dennis Ombachi are up for selection when the final team for the World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton and Sydney is named Wednesday in Nakuru.

Ouma (Nakuru), Oliech (Impala) and Ombachi (Nondies), who last played for Kenya Sevens during the 2017/2018 World Rugby Sevens Series, joined the team when it moved to Nakuru for residential training on Sunday.

Kenya Sevens speedster Collins Injera (Mwamba), who missed the opening legs in Dubai and Cape Town in December owing to a shoulder injury, is also up for selection alongside Davis Nyaundi and Derrick Keyoga of Menengai Oilers. Nayundi and Keyoga are eying their maiden international capping.

Hamilton Sevens in due January 25 and 26 at the FMG Waikato Stadium, New Zealand, while Sydney Sevens will be on February 1 and 2 at Bankwest Stadium in Australia.

“We are glad to have them back in the team, but they will have to prove their mettle and battle for positions just like the rest,” said deputy head coach Kevin “Bling” Wambua, who will be naming a final side for 13 players from a pool of 22 for the New Zealand and Australia battle.

“I have had unprecedented positive approach from the players who are in good spirits, pushing and supporting each other to the limit,” said Wambua.

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