The National Sevens Circuit resumes this weekend with the Prinsloo Sevens in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru, where Nondies will be looking to better an already decent start to its campaign.
Marvin Sumba retains captaincy and will lead the side against Impala, Nakuru and Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad.
With 20 points from the first two legs, Nondies is currently tied on seventh place with KCB, Mean Machine and Kenya Harlequin.
Team manager Kevin Were says the Red Lion’s counterparts in pool A are not to be trifled with but believes that head coach Willis “Foxx” Ojal has prepared the boys well enough to take on the best.
Nakuru, being the hosts, will have a point to prove while Impala have made their intentions clear coming from winning the Kabeberi Sevens.
But Were says Nondies have the right mix and that the ship is steady enough to sail into the main cup knock-out stages and better the quarterfinal appearances that Nondies managed in the Driftwoods and Kabeberi Sevens.
Peter Lugano deputies Sumba, as Enock Markinga, Simon Ngugi, Eric Ombachi, Joseph Akiruga, Brian Amaitsa and John Juma retain their places in the team.
Kenya international Benjamin Marshall makes makes his first appearance for the sevens team this season after shaking off a nagging ankle sprain he picked up while on duty for the national 15-a-side team.
Charles “Akaranga” Kanyi also makes the team after missing out on the Kabeberi Sevens a fortnight ago due to work commitments.
Henry “2 Chainz” and Allen Kariuki who is on Debut for the circuit round up the team to Nakuru.