Kenyan 7s star Collins Injera and some other top players in the Kenya 7s squad are set to miss the Hamilton and Sydney 7s over a pay dispute.
The Kenyan rugby union has changed the salary structure and reduced players' pay as it faces a host of financial problems.
The reduction reportedly nearly halves the initial highest wage players would receive from $FJ3,500 down to $FJ1900.
This move has been rejected by many players in the 2018‑19 season.
As part of that rejection, those players have refused contracts and been boycotting training.
The list includes names such as Collins Injera, the second‑highest try scorer in Sevens World Series history, as well as former skipper Andrew Amonde, William Ambaka and Nelson Oyoo.
That group had been with Kenya's 7s team at the back end of 2018 and have not trained with the Sevens on their return.
Even some players who played in the Dubai and Cape Town legs, including captain Eden Agero have reportedly changed their minds about the situation since then and has been absent from training.
Coach Paul Murunga told Kenyan news outlet Capital Sports that his job was simply on training the younger players left in his squad to be ready for the Australia and New Zealand World Series legs.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.