Rhinos change six ahead of Buffaloes date in Rugby Super Series

Action between Rhinos and Lions. PHOTO/Tabby Nashipae

Rhinos coach Calum Oliver has announced his squad for the Rugby Super Series second-round match against Buffaloes at Nakuru Athletics Club on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

The squad features several changes from the opening-round loss to Lions.

Rhinos changes

In the front row, Mohamed Khadir replaces Abel Matanda, joining Adam Mugo and Meshack Tunechi.

In the second row, John Aswani takes over from Stanislous Shikoli and will partner with Ryan Odua.

The back row sees Laban Kipsang replacing Barnabas Owuor, joining team captain Steve Odhiambo and Sheldon Kahi.

In the backline, Arnold Muita replaces Ian Mumbwani, while Ervin Asena retains his fly-half position.


Shem Okola has been called up to partner with Paul Mutsami in the centre, with Charles Odhiambo dropping to the bench.

On the wings, Victor Odhiambo comes in for Zeden Marrow on the left, Andrew Matoka takes the right, and Amon Wamalwa fills the fullback role.

Coach Oliver’s squad is focused on securing their first win of the tournament after a challenging start.

Rhinos starting squad

  1. Mohamed Khadir
  2. Adam Mugo
  3. Meshack Tunnech
  4. Ryan Odua
  5. John Aswani
  6. Steven Odhiambo (c)
  7. Laban Kipsang
  8. Sheldon Kahi
  9. Arnold Muita
  10. Evin Asena
  11. Victor Odhiambo
  12. Shem Okola
  13. Paul Mutsami
  14. Matoka Matoka
  15. Harmony Wamalwa
  16. Dennis Tuibei
  17. Eric Shimoli
  18. Raymond Chacha
  19. Charlton Mokua
  20. Patrick Wainaina
  21. Bruce Odhiambo
  22. Charles Odhiambo
  23. Charles Omondi

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