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2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens begins as Kenya’s shujaa face Tonga.

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Oscar Ayodi has been tasked with a duty of captaining the 12 players squad  that will represent Kenya at the Rugby Sevens World Cup competition  set to commence on Friday July 20th-22nd  at San Francisco, USA.

The Kenya sevens team famously known as Shujaa are warming up to participate in the seventh edition of the 24-team seven-a-side tournament, which is being staged at the AT&T Park, home of baseball’s San Francisco Giants.

This is the first Rugby World Cup event of any kind to be staged in the United States.

Kenya is looking forward to face Tonga in their opening pre- round of 16 campaign in the USA.

Head coach Innocent Simuyu said that his squad is looking sharp and focused while expressing confidence hoping for good results.

According to him, he settled on a squad that has experienced players who have participated in previous major events.

Shujaa also has lots to fire in their arsenal having the likes of Collins Injera-Kenyas top scorer who is looking to leave a mark in San Francisco.

Featuring Injera in the 2018 Rugby World Cup has put him in the book of history making him the first kenyan player to play in the third rugby world cup sevens.

Kenya bowed out at the semifinal stage in both the 2009 under former coach Benjamin Ayimba and 2013 World Cups under the leadership of former coach Mike Friday, losing to Argentina in Dubai and England in Moscow respectively.

Full 7s Squad

1.Oscar Ayodi(Captain)
2.Andrew Amonde
3.Collins Injera
4.Willy Ambaka

5.Eden Agero
6.Samuel Oliech
7.Nelson Oyoo
8.Dennis Ombachi
9.Jeff Oluoch
10.Brian Tanga
11.Herman Humwa
12.Samuel Ng’ethe