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Final slots up for grabs as Rugby Super Series round 3 takes place in Kakamega

Saturday, May 18th, 2024 10:25 | By
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Rugby corner flag at RFUEA Grounds. PHOTO/KRU/X

Match day three of the Rugby Super Series is slated for the Bull Ring in Kakamega, where the Cheetahs, Lions, and Buffaloes vie for a finals berth.

The Cheetahs lead the standings with 8 points, followed by the Lions with 5 points, and the Buffaloes with 4 points. The Rhinos are seeking their first win and face the Cheetahs in the upcoming match.

Rugby Super Series changes

Cheetahs have made 11 changes to their lineup, with only Felix Odhiambo and Amos Nyamanya retained in the forward pack.

Alvin Khavoli shifts to the left wing, while Tyson Maina moves to inside centre and co-captains the team alongside Amos Nyamanya. Denis Abukuse and Javan Okwaro earn their first starts at outside center and right wing, respectively.

Rhinos have made seven changes from their previous lineup. Raymond Chacha, Charlton Mokua, Patrick Wainaina, Stephen Osumba, Zedden Marrow, Charles Odhiambo, and Jan Remke are introduced to the starting XV. Players like Adam Mugo, John Aswani, Arnold Mwita, Evin Asena, and Paul Mutsami are named on the bench.

Cheetahs Starting Lineup

Kevin Kiget, Emmanuel Mboya, Brian Onyango, Tyson Okoth, Barry Opondo, Nelson Tengeye, Felix Odhiambo, Amos Nyamanya ©, James Muthoni, Abutwalib Abdalla, Alvin Khavoli, Tyson Maina ©, Dennis Abukuse, Javan Okwaro, Samuel Macharia

Bench 

Reuben Gathoni, Francis Orembe, Boisterous Makenzi, Ibrahim Ayoo, Clinton Juma, Samson Onsomu, Philip Otieno, Chrispine Shitundo

Faiba Mobile Starting Lineup 

Raymond Chacha, Mohamed Khaidar, Meshack Tunnech, Charlton Mokua, Ryan Odua, Steven Odhiambo ©, Laban Kipsang, Sheldon Kahi, Patrick Wainaina, Stephen Osumba, Zedden Marrow, Shem Okola, Charles Odhiambo, Jan Remke, Victor Odhiambo

Bench

Adam Mugo, Eric Shimoli, Abel Matanda, John Aswani, Arnold Muita, Evin Asena, Paul Mutsami, Fred Shisia 

Saturday 4 May 2024 | RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi

Buffaloes 5-18 Cheetahs | 12.00pm

Lions 29-7 Rhinos | 3.00pm

Saturday 11 May 2024 | Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru

Buffaloes 27-21 Rhinos | 2.00pm

Cheetahs 18-16 Lions | 4.00pm

Saturday 18 May 2024 | The Bullring, Kakamega

Eagles v Jaguars | 12.00pm (Women’s Fixture)

Rhinos v Cheetahs | 2.00pm

Buffaloes v Lions | 4.00pm

Saturday 25 May 2024 | RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi

Jaguars v Eagles | 12.00pm (Women’s Fixture)

Rank 3 v Rank 4 | 2.00pm

Rank 1 v Rank 2 | 4.00pm

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