Kenya Sevens captain Oscar Ouma has been named in the 2017-18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team.
The forward, who missed the final two legs due to injury, made the list of seven men which was dominated by Fiji who have four players despite finishing runners up to South Africa.
Ouma captained Kenya as they made two finals in a row in Vancouver and Hong Kong, losing to Fiji on both occasions. The Nakuru loose forward finds himself in the company of superstars including Fiji captain Jerry Tuwai.
Tuwai leads countrymen Kalione Nasoko, Amenoni Nasilasila and Eroni Sau. Despite piping Fiji to the Series title on the final day, South Africa only had Dylan Sage making the cut. Completing the list is Australia’s Ben O’Donnell.
Kenya finished the 2017-18 season 8th on 104 points, their best ever tally.
The Kenyan team also won the Fair Play award in the Paris gala night. The Fair Play Award, selected by the match officials, recognises the teams who showcase rugby’s values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect. Attention now turns to the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco from 20-22 July, where 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams will battle it out to become world champions.