Odera changes three for Algeria clash

Odera changes three for Algeria clash

Action between the Simbas and Uganda

Paul Odera has made three changes to the Simbas squad that faces Algeria in the Rugby Africa Cup semifinal at the Stade Pierre – Delort in Marseille, France on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Collins Injera, Vincent Onyala and Brian Juma are all rested with Derrick Ashiundu, Bryceson Adaka and Martin Owila taking their places.

Commenting on the changes, Odera said, “Injera has not been able to shake off an abductor strain that he got during the Uganda match, so Derrick Ashihundu comes in as the starting left wing. He also brings on a different type of rugby to the game, he is strong and quick and we’re excited to see him play in his first test.

“Vincent Onyala has an ankle injury which is pain free at the moment but we didn’t want to risk him due to player welfare. Bryceson Adaka who was our starting 13 in the qualifiers last year comes in as the outside center,” added the former Kenya captain.

“Owilah covers both second row and back row plus he brings with him more speed as opposed to Brian’s power,” concluded Odera.

This match kicks off at 7.00pm EAT and will be aired live on K24.

Simbas line up: 1. Patrick Ouko, 2. Eugene Sifuna, 3. Ephraim Oduor, 4. Malcolm Onsando, 5. Thomas Okeyo, 6. George Nyambua, 7. Daniel Sikuta – Captain, 8. Bethwel Anami, 9. Samuel Asati, 10. Dominic Coulson, 11. Derrick Ashihundu , 12. John Okoth, 13. Bryceson Adaka, 14. Jacob Ojee, 15. Darwin Mukidza. Reserves
16. Teddy Akala, 17. Edward Mwaura, 18. Joseph Odero, 19. Martin Owilah, 20. Davis Chenge, 21. Brian Tanga, 22. Jone Kubu, 23. Andrew Matoka

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