McGrath warns that no one has a place guaranteed at Kenya 7s

McGrath warns that no one has a place guaranteed at Kenya 7s

"The team is not a closed book. I will be travelling for the Sevens Circuit to look out for more players. I know there are a lot of great players in Kenya and anyone who puts up their hand and puts up a good performance in the national circuit over the next few weeks and 12 months, we are always looking to have them in the team. It doesn't mean if you are in the team now you are in forever. They have to prove their worth,” the coach said.

Damian McGrath

Kenya Sevens Head coach Damian McGrath has warned that no one is guaranteed a place in the team as they continue training towards the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The tactician who was appointed early last month believes that he has enough time to scour through talent at the ongoing National Sevens Series and will not be shy to bring in new faces to the team.

"The team is not a closed book. I will be travelling for the Sevens Circuit to look out for more players. I know there are a lot of great players in Kenya and anyone who puts up their hand and puts up a good performance in the national circuit over the next few weeks and 12 months, we are always looking to have them in the team. It doesn't mean if you are in the team now you are in forever. They have to prove their worth,” the coach said.

Meanwhile, he hopes to use the Commonwealth Games as a springboard towards an improved team after Shujaa’s struggles for most parts of the National Sevens Series.

“Commonwealth Games is a springboard into the next 12 months which include the sevens WorldCcup and the World Sevens Series. So it is very important, for us” further observed the coach.

At the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018, Kenya finished eighth after losing the Seventh Spot play-off to Wales, just after a 33-5 spanking by hosts Australia in the Cup quarters.

This time though, they hope to do better despite struggling to convince in the last few matches.

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