List of players summoned for Kenya Simbas trials ahead of 2023 campaign

Kenya Simbas. Photo Courtesy/KRU
Kenya Simbas. Photo Courtesy/KRU

Kenya Simbas trials, set to take place in Nairobi at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday, have invited 85 rugby players.

Newly appointed Head Coach Jerome Paarwater will select players for the Currie Cup preparations from the 20 Kabras players, 19 KCB players, and 13 Menengai Oilers players.

Seven players from Kenya Harlequin, five from Strathmore Leos, four from Mwamba, three from Nakuru RFC and two from Catholic Monks will all participate.

Kabras with 20 players

George Nyambua, Ephraim Oduor, Hillary Mwanjilwa, Brian Juma Jone Kubu, Eugene Sifuna, Bryceson Adaka, and Teddy Akala, who are regular Kenya Simbas players from Kabras, have been invited to the trials.

Hillary Odhiambo, who has missed out on previous trials, has been invited, along with new signings Lameck Ambetsa, David Bunduki, and Emmanuel Otieno. Other players who have made the cut include scrum-halves Barry Robinson and Dan Angwech, lock Shem Anguyo, former Kenya under-20 captain John Baraka, Walter Okoth, and winger Alfred Orege.

KCB, who were finalists in the Kenya Cup, have 19 players who have been selected for the trials. Among them are Elvis Olukusi, Oscar Simiyu, Thomas Okidia, Wilfred Waswa, Steve Wamae, Geoffrey Okwatch, and other regulars.

Thirteen players from Menengai Oilers, including Davis Nyaundi and Tony Oketch, have made the cut. Kenya Harlequin will be represented by seven players, including Meshack Tunechi, January signings Ian Njenga, Paul Mutsami, and Richel Wangila.

Felix Okoth and fly-half Samuel Mwaura have been chosen from Nakuru RFC, with Timothy Mmasi and Reinhard Mwalati being called up from MMUST.

Samuel Oliech, Brian Amaitsa, and Charles Tendwa, who played in the KRU Championship this season, have also been invited to the trials. Additionally, Joshua Weru, who is currently unattached, has been included in the selection.

The trial session will only evaluate local players with foreign-based players and those who participated in last year’s qualifiers and Currie Cup, and are coming off injuries, set to be incorporated into the team after the trials based on their schedules and their return to fitness.

Kenya Simbas trials list

Loose head prop

Ephraim Oduor -Kabras RFC
Edward Mwaura -Menengai Oilers
Oscar Simiyu- KCB
Ian Njenga -Kenya Harlequins
Gabriel Odero -Strathmore Leos
Francis Atiti -Menengai Oilers
Thomas Okidia- KCB


Eugene Sifuna -Kabras RFC
Brian Waraba -Kenya Harlequins
Teddy Akala -Kabras RFC
Griffin Musila- KCB
Coleman Were- Menengai Oilers
Wilfred Waswa -KCB
Emmanuel Mulla -Menengai Oilers

Tighthead Prop

Meshack Tunechi -Kenya Harlequin
Wilhite Mususi -Kenya Harlequins
Ian Masheti- Strathmore Leos

3/1 Tighthead

Paul Opiyo -Mwamba
Hillary Mwanjilwa -Kabras
Collins Obure -Blakblad
Nicholas Okullo -Blakblad
Emmanuel Otieno -Kabras

Lock –

Brian Juma Kabras RFC
Hibrahim Ayoo -Menengai Oilers
Emmanuel Silungi -KCB
Shem Angungo -Kabras RFC

Clinton Odhiambo -Menengai Oilers
Felix Okoth -Nakuru RFC
Hillary Odhiambo -Kabras
David Bunduki -Kabras
Elvis Olukusi -KCB

Blindside Flanker

George Nyambua -Kabras RFC
Felix Ojow -KCB
Sheldon Kahi -Kenya Harlequins
Davis Chenge -KCB RFC
Steve Wamae -KCB RFC

Open side

Chrispine Shitundo -Menengai Oilers
Gabriel Ayimba -Strathmore Leos
Brian Ndirangu -Menengai Oilers
Alex Aturo -Mwamba
Tyson Maina -Menengai Oilers
Reinhard Mwalati -MMUST
Brian Amaitsa -Nondies

Number 8

Joshua Weru Unattached
Jeanson Musoga -Kabras RFC
Peter Waitere -KCB
Elkeans Musonye -Kenya Harlequins
John Baraka -Kabras
Max Omondi -CUEA

9 Scrum Half

Samuel Asati -KCB RFC
Barry Young -Kabras RFC
Brian Wahinya -KCB RFC
Michael Wanjala -KCB RFC

Mohamed Omolo -Homeboyz
Dan Angwech -Kabras RFC

Fly Half

Samuel Mwaura -Nakuru RFC
Amon Wamalwa -Homeboyz RFC
Valerian Tendwa -Kabras RFC
Samuel Oliech -Impala Saracens
Johnstone Olindi -KCB RFC
Stephen Osumba -Strathmore

Left Wing

Timothy Omela -Menengai Oilers
Timothy Mmasi -MMUST
Lamech Ambetsa -Kabras
Archadius Khwesa -BlaK Blad
Charles Tendwa -South Coast Pirates

Inside Centre

Walter Okoth -kabras RFC
Shem Okola Strathmore
Bob Muhati KCB RFC
Paul Mutsami Kenya Harlequin
Patrick Kluivert -CUEA

Joel Inzuga -Mwamba RFC
Bryceson Adaka -Kabras RFC
Richel Wangila Kenya Harlequin
Peter Kilonzo -KCB RFC
Richard Liva- Strathmore Leos

Right Wing

Beldad Ogeta -Menengai Oilers
Geoffrey Okwatch -KCB RFC
Michael Kimwele -KCB RFC
Alfred Orege -Kabras

Full back

Isaac Njoroge -KCB RFC
Tonny Oketch -Menengai Oilers
Brian Kivasia -Mwamba RFC
Davis Nyaundi -Menengai Oilers
Jone Kubu -Kabras RFC

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