With the 10th edition of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series entering its semi final phase this weekend, the two sides facing each other in the all Kenyan semi at Nairobi’s RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 26 May 2012 have declared their match day squads.
The Lions, who have been listed as the home team by virtue of finishing top of Pool A during the league phase of the tournament, make two changes to their starting fifteen, introducing Ian Indimuli at open side flanker in place of Anthony Ogot who is out serving a one match ban
Steve Sewe starts on the bench, replacing Collins Kimani who has been rested for this fixture.
The UAP Rhinos, the reigning champions, have made four changes to the side that booked their semi final berth with a 25-18 win over the Mumias Sugar Buffaloes last weekend, a result that saw them qualify in second place from Pool B. Dennis Abenga starts ahead of Sammy Warui at hooker, Tony Mutai comes in for Mike Okombe, Martin Muita replaces the injured Edwin Achayo with Eric Moachache replacing Dennis Muhanji, who left the match against the Buffaloes with a suspected rib injury.
This match kicks off at 4.00pm
15. Patrick Oduong,14. Darwin Mukidza, 13.Fabian Olando, 12. Brian Omondi, 11. Collins Injera, 10. Lavin Asego, 9. Peter Mutai, 8. Edwin Machanje, 7. Ian Indimuli, 6. Dennis Mwanja (captain), 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 4. Dan Sikuta, 3.Moses Amusala, 2.Salaton Muturi, 1. Curtis Lilako
RESERVES: 22: Dennis Ombachi, 21. Matthew Musita, 20. Steve Sewe. 19. Joseph Oriwo, 18. Brian Otieno, 17. Francis Akatu 16. Joel Sang’
15. Chris Oduor, 14. Calvin Otieno, 13.Eric Mochache, 12.Nick Baraza, 11. Victor Sudi, 10. Eden Agero, 9. Martin Muita, 8.Leslie Libasia, 7.Brian Nyikuli, 6.Tony Mutai, 5. Wilson Kopondo, 4. Edwin Makori, 3.Joseph Kangethe, 2.Dennis Abenga, 1. Joel Nganga
RESERVES: 22. Meshack Ochieng’, 21. Ian Chewaini, 20. Geoffrey Mbea, 19.Nick Lang’o, 18.Joseph Kangethe, 17. Dennis Karani, 16. Sammy Warui