Former Kenya captain Innocent Simiyu will take charge of the men's national sevens side after signing a two-year contract with the union.
The 33-year-old, who captained both Kenya men's sevens and 15s sides, will replace Benjamin Ayimba as head coach and will start his tenure at the HSBC Dubai Sevens which kicks off on 3 December.
Kenya finished seventh overall in the 2015-16 edition of the series, winning their first ever Cup in Singapore after beating Fiji 30-7. Kenya will start their 2016-17 campaign against Australia, France and Japan in Pool D.
HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES 2016-17:
Dubai – 2-3 December
Cape Town – 10-11 December
Wellington – 28-29 January
Sydney – 4-5 February
Las Vegas – 3-5 March
Vancouver – 11-12 March
Hong Kong – 7-9 April
Singapore – 15-16 April
Paris – 13-14 May
London – 20-21 May
DUBAI SEVENS TICKETING INFORMATION:
- Thursday - FREE ADMISSION
- Friday, 2 December - in advance AED300, on the day AED400
- Saturday, 3 December - in advance AED300, on the day AED400
- Season tickets (Friday and Saturday) - in advance AED500, on the day AED600
- Children under 12 admitted free
- Special reserved seating and hospitality packages are available, visit: www.dubairugby7s.com
- Tickets are available with Skywards Miles – www.emirates.com/skywards