Kenya Simbas Head Coach Jerome Paarwater has named his squad that will face Border Bulldogs in Currie Cup/Mzanzi Challenge at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on Saturday 3:30 PM EAT.
The coach has made seven changes and positional switches from the squad that has suffered back to back defeats in the competition. He has brought in Teddy Akala at hooker joining Ephraim Oduor and Hillary Mwanjilwa.
Ibrahim Ayoo and Elvis Olukusi are the new second row pairing replacing Brian Juma and Hillary Odhiambo. In the back row captain George Nyambua and Brian Ndirangu retain their places as flankers and Jeanson Misoga will start at number eight ahead of Elkeans Musonye who started in the opening two matches.
Vice captain Samuel Asati remains at scrum-half for the third game in a row, Brian Wahinya comes in a fly-half while Ntabeni Dukisa has shifted to fullback.
Timothy Mmasi and Peter Kilonzo will form the new midfield pairing and Joel Inzuga has been pushed to the left wing with Beldad Ogeta moving to the right side while Alfred Orege is out of the 23-man squad
Kenya Simbas will be eyeing the second consecutive win over Bulldogs after beating the side last year.
Kenya Simbas line up:
1.Ephraim Oduor 2. Teddy Akala 3. Hillary Mwanjilwa 4. Ibrahim Ayoo 5. Elvis Olukusi 6. George Nyambua 7. Brian Ndirangu 8. Jeanson Musoga 9. Samuel Asati 10. Brian Wahinya 11. Joel lnzuga 12. Peter Kilonzo 13. Timothy Mmasi 14. Beldad Ogeta 15. Ntabeni Dukisa
Reserves. 16. Griffin Musila 17. Emmanuel Mulindo 18. Brian Juma 19. Wilhite Mususi 20. Elkeans Musonye 21. Darrensheldon Kahi 22. Barry Robinson 23. Walter Okoth