Kenya U20 change six for Spain match

Kenya U20 line up in a World Rugby U20 Trophy. PHOTO/KRU

Kenya U20 will be looking to put Spain under pressure when the two sides face off in Pool B action at the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Nairobi on Thursday afternoon.

Head Coach Curtis Aluoch said, “We have been working on sorting out our mistakes from our opening game and trying to get a rhythm in terms of attack.”

Kenya U20 Coach comments

“I believe we defended fairly well in our last game but as we head into the clash against Spain, our attack system should be able to put the opponents under pressure. ”

Aluoch has made six changes to the side that started the 24-35 defeat to Samoa on Saturday, handing a first tournament appearance to James Olela slots in at fullback. George Otieno and Mike Oduor are started in the front row.

Stanslaus Shikoli, one of Chipu’s try scorers last weekend has been relegated to the bench following a bout of illness and is replaced by Edmund Omondih at lock.

Vincent Omondi starts ahead of Iddo Kuta at openside while Victor Odhiambo is given the nod on the right wing in place of Alvin Mwamburi who drops to the bench.

Faran Juma, who started last weekend’s match at fullback is moved to flyhalf in place of Eddy Wambugu who is rested for this fixture.

Kenya U20 Squad for Spain

15.James Olela, 14. Victor Odhiambo, 13. Michael Wamalwa (captain), 12.Felix Chacha, 11.Raphael Wanga,10. Faran Juma,9. Patrick Wainaina, 1. Geylord Ngasi, 2. George Otieno, 3. Mike Oduor, 4. Edmund Omondih, 5. Andycole Omolo, 6.Laban Kipsang, 7. Vincent Omondi, 8. Jacktone Omondi

REPLACEMENTS 16. Jeremy Odhiambo, 17. Wickliffe Otieno, 18. Raymond Chacha,19. Stanslas Shikoli, 20. Iddo Kuta, 21. Brian Mwendwa, 22. Spencer Davies, 23. Alvin Mwamburi

Story by Kenya Rugby Union

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