Despite their trip to Kenyatta University being vital in their race for a playoff slot, Nakuru RFC head coach Mitch Ocholla has made a total nine changes to his squad that will tackle Blak Blad.
The coach will be without the services of Oscar Ouma and Gramwel Bunyasi who are reportedly set to take part in the Hong Kong 7s with an East African select side.
Other seven players who have been omitted from the starting line-up include Emmanuel Mboya, Ezekiel Waitere, Phillip Owuor, Cassius Omollo, Monate Akuei, Charles Odhiambo, and Brian Mayaka.
The front row duties will be taken care of by John Mbugua, Dennis Abenga and James Njenga as Dan Githanga and Edwins Makori support them from the second row.
The back row has Edwin Anunda, Teddy Agutu and Ken Mwangi. Geoffrey Ominde and Dancan Abuyeka are the halfbacks. Kelvin Omiyo and Tyson Asiago come in as centres and the final three slots will be filled by Walter Okoth, Hanningtone Wabwire and Chrispin Onyango.
Nakuru won the first leg 42-22.
Nakuru: 1.John Mbugua 2. Dennis Abenga 3. James Njenga 4. Dan Githanga 5. Edwins Makori 6. Edwin Anunda 7. Teddy Agutu 8. Ken Mwangi 9. Geoffrey Ominde(VC) 10. Duncan Abuyeka 11. Walter Okoth 12. Kelvin Omiyo 13. Tyson Asiago 14. Hannington Wabwire 15. Chrispin Onyango
Replacements: 16. Emmanuel Mboya 17. Ezekiel Waitere 18. Newton Okeyo 19. Kelvin Omusebe 20. Charles Odongo 21.Donald Aluoch 22. Brian Mayaka 23. Collins Onyango
Nakuru II: 1.Newton Okeyo 2. Julius Agesa 3. Davis Gwada © 4. Chris Maina 5. Moses Okendo 6. Kelvin Omusebe 7. Beavon Mboya 8. Nelson Makokha 9. Anthony Oyugi 10. Nictor Nandasaba 11. Paul Lusesi 12. George Kimani 13. Eric Mainge 14. Teddy Ratemo 15. Jenkins Kipruto 16. David Muthama 17. Gibson Mugwe 18. Wayne Ndung’u 19. Thomas Simiyu 20. Edwin Ihachi 21. Lorence Ishuga 22. Simon Wariuki 23. Bildad Morara 24. Victor Wakungila 25. Clinton Esiye