Glasgow 7s Pool C: Thomas returns for Wales

(IRB.COM) Tuesday 29 April 2014
 
 Glasgow 7s Pool C: Thomas returns for Wales
Adam Thomas is one of four changes to the Wales Sevens side

Adam Thomas returns to captain the Wales Sevens side this weekend at Scotstoun Stadium for round eight of the HSBC Sevens World Series. 

Thomas is one of four changes from the side that played in Hong Kong with Rhys Shellard, Owen Jenkins and Gareth Owen taking the places of Craig Price, James Davies, Alex Webber and Tom Williams. 

"We were encouraged by the effort the boys put in over the last two rounds in Tokyo and Hong Kong," said head coach Gareth Williams,

"We showed a lot of improvement and to reach a quarter-final in Hong Kong was very pleasing.

"We pushed South Africa all the way in the Plate final and considering they are currently second in the series that shows how far we have come as a team."

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Humprey Kayange is a late addition to Paul Treu's Kenya squad for this weekend's Glasgow Sevens.

The former captain joins the squad in place of Philip Wamae who was injured in training.

Already without Oscar Ouma and captain Andrew Amonde for the final two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Glasgow and London through injury, Kayange's inclusion is a boost to the side. 

Oscar Ouma, captain Andrew Amonde, Daniel Sikuta and Maxwell Theuri are four players missing from the side that won the Shield in Hong Kong, and have been replaced by Felix Ayange, Michael Wanjala, Tony Owuor and Kayange.

"It's going to be tough without our captain Andrew Amonde who is ruled out as well as key players who are out through injury or other commitments," said Treu.

"But we look forward to the challenge..we honestly believe we can finish the season on a high." 

Squad: Collins Injera (c), Horace Otieno, Patrice Agunda, Felix Ayange, Billy Odhiambo, Dennis Ombachi, Biko Adema, Humphrey Kayange, Michael Wanjala, Oscar Ayodi, Tony Owuor, Michael Agevi

Ben Ryan has made two changes from the Fiji side that played in Hong Kong with Viliame Mata, Leo Naikasau and Semi Kunitani replacing Setefano Cakau, Joeli Lutumailagi and Samu Saqiqa. 

Osea Kolinisau will captain Fiji, who are currently third in the Series standings, while Pio Tuwai and the season's leading try scorer with 40, Samisoni Viriviri, are all included.

Squad: Osea Kolinisau (c), Apisai Domolailai, Benito Masilevu, Donasio Ratubuli, Emosi Mulevoro, Leo Naikasau, Pio Tuwai, Samisoni Viriviri, Semi Kunatani, Vatemo Ravouvou, Viliame Mata, Waisea Nacuqu.

Glasgow Sevens

Round 8
9-10 May 2015
Venue: Scotstoun Stadium
City: Glasgow
Capacity: 15,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
RSA37
SAM35
POR33
Pool B
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CAN38
ENG38
FRA35
JPN33
Pool C
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FIJ39
KEN35
ARG35
WAL35
Pool D
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SCO39
AUS37
ESP35
USA33
more
Photos
  • DJ Forbes and John Moonlight
  • Colin Gregor - Glasgow Sevens
  • Virimi Vakatawa - Glasgow Sevens