Kenya Harlequin forward Herman Humwa and Homeboyz sweeper Michael Wanjala have flown to Paris for the 10th and final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series as replacements for injured Dan Sikuta of Kabras Sugar and Daniel Taabu of Mwamba.
The like-for-like changes were necessitated after Sikuta suffered a hamstring injury on day one of London 7s as Taabu incurred a groin injury.
Another Quin Eden Agero, named to the initial squad prior to London 7s but failed to travel due to work commitments, has also joined the team in Paris. Agero's initial spot was taken up by Oscar Dennis of Nondies who was named as the reserve player. Kenya 7s management has confirmed the additions.
The powerful Sikuta, in his 31st HSBC World Seven Series event at London, had started in the forward line alongside Andrew Amonde and Bush Mwale in Kenya's opening game against Fiji. He played no further part in the competition and has since returned home.
Taabu, debutant in the Series this season, and Kenya's lead point scorer with 157 points, played alongside Sikuta against Fiji but missed out the rest of day one games against Samoa and France. He returned on day two against Scotland in the Challenge Trophy semis but missed the final game against Japan.
Humwa and Wanjala had previously been part of Murunga's plans this season. Humwa featured in the first four legs of the series in Dubai, Cape Town, Las Vegas and Vancouver while Wanjala joined him at Las Vegas and Vancouver.
At Paris 7s Kenya, at risk of relegation from the series as they sit just two points off the red zone held by Japan, is banded in pool B with defending champions South Africa, Wales and 2019 London 7s finalists Australia.
Other than Humwa, Agero and Wanjala, the rest of the squad in Paris includes; Vincent Onyala, Andrew Amonde, Bush Mwale, Charles Omondi, Jacob Ojee, Cyprian Kuto, Jeff Oluoch, Nelson Oyoo, Johnstone Olindi and Brian Wandera.
Kenya 7s playing times at Paris 7s on Saturday June 1, 2019
vs Australia 1.06pm
vs South Africa 4.10pm
vs Wales 7.36pm