Kenya Harlequin will for the first time this season have the services of Kenya Sevens international Willy Ambaka for this weekend's Dala 7s at Kisumu's Mamboleo Stadium.
Ambaka is named in a 13-man squad that heads to Nyanza for the fifth round of the national sevens circuit as he is free to play for his club alongside other national team players.
He is currently involved with the national 15s side that is preparing for 2019 World Cup repechage set for November. His return is a boost for Kenya Harlequin who are yet to win a leg this season and his 31 tries from last season's HSBC World Sevens Series will be something Quins will be counting on.
"For the first time this 7s circuit we have our full squad training and ready to wear the quartered jersey. They have been trained hard and the morale at camp has been upbeat with the young players also learning alot," said team manager Jimmy Mnene.
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Uganda international Aaron Ofoyrwoth and Solomon Okia are also named for the trip to Kisumu as well as Joseph Aredo.
Skipper Patrice Agunda, Herman Humwa, Edward Shitanda and Frank Wanyama join Alex Olaba, Cyprian Kuto and Dennis Otieno in the squad.
Quins are in pool A with Driftwood 7s champions Top Fry Nakuru, Kisii RFC and MMUST who come as an invitational side. They sit sixth with 39 points, about 42 adrift of leaders Homeboyz RFC.
Quins squad to Dala 7s
1.Patrice Agunda 2.Herman Humwa 3.Willy Ambaka 4.Edward Shitanda 5. Max Theuri 6.Alex Olaba 7.Aaron Ofoyrwoth 8.Eden Agero 9.Frank Wanyama 10.Joseph Aredo 11.Solomon Okia 12.Cyprian Kuto 13.Dennis Otieno
Dala 7s pools
Pool A: Nakuru, Kisii, Quins, MMUST
Pool B: Mwamba, Menengai Oilers, Impala, Blad
Pool C: KCB, Kabras Sugar, Suburbs, Machine
Pool D: Homeboyz, Nondies, Kisumu, MKU Thika.