Quins make seven changes for Machine clash

Kenya Harlequin Dominic Osino in action against Impala. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half.

Kenya Harlequins head coach Paul Murunga has made seven changes to his squad ahead of their Kenya Cup clash before the Christmas break against Mean Machine, scheduled for Saturday 17 at RFUEA.

Dominic Osino who started at fullback in their previous clash shifts to the outside centre replacing Douglas Kahuri. Brian Onyiego comes in to fill his void at fullback. Onyiego is joined in the back three by Charles Kinyanjui and Dennis Nyongesa.

Leonard Fogang also makes it into the team after starting from the bench the previous weekend and replaces Briton Mwalawa to join Osino in the midfield at inside centre.

The half-back department sees one change, Cornelius Mokoro coming in for Arnold Onzere who misses the game. He partners Lucky Dewald who starts at scrumhalf.

The pack has three changes, Melvin Thairu replacing Elisha Koronya at loosehead, to join Wilhite Mususi and Meshack Tunnech who retain their spots in the front row.

Laban Kipsang comes in for Hillary Baraza in the second row to join Mike Onsando who skippers the side. The last change sees Felix Makokha replacing Mark Omoding, and starts at the openside flank. Sheldon Kahi shifts to the back of the scrum at eight, with Brian Waraba completing the pack at the blindside flank.

The bench sees the return of the experienced David Ambunya, who is joined by Mark Omoding, Elisha Gitonga and Pius Shiundu who are all named to start from the bench.


1. Melvin Thairu 2. Wilhite Mususi 3. Meshach Tunnech 4. Mike Onsando (C) 5. Laban Kipsang 6. Brian Waraba 7. Felix Makokha 8. Sheldon Kahi 9. Lucky Dewald 10. Cornelious Mokoro 11. Charles Kinyanjui 12. Leonard Fogang 13. Dominic Osino (VC) 14. Dennis Nyongesa 15. Brian Onyiego


16. Mohammed Khaidar 17. Elisha Gitonga 18. Mike Mugo 19. Mark Omonding 20. Iddo Kuta 21. Patrick Wainaina  22. Pius Shiudu 23. David Ambunya

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