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Kuto returns as Shujaa aim to finish on a high

Captain Jacob Ojee has made a return and so are Homeboyz trio Brian Wandera, Charles Omondi and Cyprian Kuto into the Kenya Sevens squad for the final two legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series in London and Paris.

Head coach Paul Murunga made four changes to the Shujaa team that will feature in the penultimate leg in London from May 25-26 and the final round in Paris a week later.

Ojee returns after missing Hong Kong and Singapore legs in April owing to academic commitments while the Homeboyz trio have recovered from injuries.

Murunga hopes his squad, which has struggled for most of this season, will put up an impressive performance and make a maiden appearance in the Cup quartets from Pool B that has heavyweights Fiji, France and Samoa.

“We have struggled with a junior team this season and we know we need maximum points in London and Paris to remain a core team in the series. We have faith this squad can deliver good results and we are looking forward to success,” said Murunga.

Kenya are in danger of being relegated, having collected just 26 points from eight of the 10 legs, and are placed 13th on the 20-team log, one point ahead of Wales and four adrift of Japan who must not overtake them if they want to retain their core status.

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