All systems are set ahead of the first-ever Currie cup fixture pitting Kenya national fifteens team against Leopards at the RFUEA grounds.
The Simbas have only one win from their seven outings and are currently placed ninth in the log with eight points.
Leopards on the other hand are seventh with 17 points drawn from three wins and four losses.
The two teams will have one match remaining after Saturday to end their regular season campaign before paving way for the semi-final stage.
Simba’s head Coach Paul Odera is optimistic that his charges will put on a winning show on home soil.
Odera noted his charges have rectified mistakes they made in South Africa, especially the execution of line outs and scrums.
“We’re focusing on our conditioning and the process on our mental strength, and then the set-piece has been an area that we’re struggling with in our last matches, so we’ve rectified that ahead of our next assignment,” Odera said.
Soon after the Leopard’s encounter, Simbas will confront Eastern Province Elephants on June 11 at RFUEA.
The Leopards will wrap up against Black Lions the same day at Olën Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Only the top four teams will advance to the semi-finals due on June 18 with the final slated for June 25.
Heading to today’s fixture Odera has made 11 changes to the team that will face the Leopards this weekend with Edward Mwaura, Teddy Akala, and Ephraim Oduor coming in for Patrick Ouko, Eugene Sifuna and Joseph Odero in the front row.
Emmanuel Silungi and Davis Chenge replace Clinton Juma and Martin Owila while skipper Dan Sikuta returns to replace Chrispine Shitundo.
Scrum-half Brian Wahinya paves way for KCB’s Samuel Asati with Peter Kilonzo and Bryceson Adaka coming out for John Okoth and Vincent Onyala
Elsewhere, Derrick Ashihudu and Darwin Mukidza will replace Timothy Omela and Andrew Matoka while George Nyambua, Bethwel Anami, Beldad Ogeta, and Dominic Coulson retain their places.
Simbas who is ninth in the overall standings with eight points will be looking for their second win in the tourney.
The Currie Cup is the oldest provincial rugby competition in the world that was first played in 1892.
Kenya Simbas match day 23.
Edward Mwaura Teddy Akala 3. Ephraim Oduor 4. Emmanuel Silungi 5. Davis Chenge 6. George Nyambua 7. Dan Sikuta 8. Bethuel Anami 9. Samuel Asati 10. Dominic Culson 11. Beldad Ogeta 12. John Okoth 13. Vincent Onyala 14. Derrick Ashiundu 15. Darwin Mukidza.
Finishers: 16. Eugene Sifuna 17. Andrew siminyu 18. Joseph Odera 19. Thomas Okeyo 20. Martin Owilah 21. Brian Tanga 22. Bryson Adaka 23. Matoka Matoka.