Kenya Simbas head coach Paul Odera has made late changes to the team ahead of Friday’s final RWC 2023 Final Qualification Tournament fixture against Hong Kong at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Brian Juma slots into the starting fifteen, linking up with captain Malcolm Onsando in the second row. Juma had initially been sent off during the match day two fixture against Portugal but was cleared to play following an independent judicial committee hearing on Wednesday 16 November. (World Rugby will issue the full written decision in a subsequent communication)

Clinton Odhiambo, initially named in the second row, drops to the bench while Thomas Okeyo has been rested and does not feature in the match day squad.

A late training ground injury to Peter Kilonzo sees him replaced by Timothy Omela on the bench.

Simbas squad

15.Darwin Mukidza, 14. Jacob Ojee, 13. Bryceson Adaka, 12. John Okoth, 11. Brian Tanga, 10. Geoffrey Ominde, 9. Samuel Asati, 1. Patrick Ouko, 2. Eugene Sifuna, 3. Ephraim Oduor, 4. Malcolm Onsando (captain), 5. Brian Juma, 6. George Nyambua, 7. Martin Owilah, 8. Bethuel Anami REPLACEMENTS 16. Brian Waraba (potential debut), 17. Andrew Siminyu, 18. Joseph Odero, 19. Clinton Odhiambo, 20. Joshua Weru, 21. Samson Onsomu, 22. Timothy Omela, 23. Geoffrey Okwach

 

Additional reporting by the Kenya Rugby Union 

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