Nairobi, KENYA; National rugby 15s a side team, Simba, head coach Jerome Paarwater has named a 23-man squad that will take on China’s Hong Kong in the first leg of the test match scheduled for Sunday at the RFUEA grounds.
Paarwater made 17 changes to the team that finished second in the African Gold Cup three weeks ago after losing to Namibia in the final match staged at the city of Windhoek.
Kenya who banks on the match to prepare for next year’s World Cup qualifiers head to the clash favorites having edged Hong Kong 34-10 when they mate last year.
Hong Kong, however, are superior on paper going with the global rankings which put them 24th, one place better than Kenya.
Vincent Mose, Dennis Muhanji, Patrice Agunda, Brad Owako, Alex Olaba, Biko Adema, Lyle Asigilwa, James Kubasu, Philip Ikambili, Dennis Karani, Emmanuel Mavala, Oliver Mang’eni, Elkeans Musonye, George Nyambua (captain), Edwin Machanje, Oscar Simiyu,Bram Mayaka, Ronnie Mwenesi, Steve Otieno, Sam Onsomu, Kenny Andola, Benjamin Marshall