Kenya Simbas Green Team beat the Red Team 33-27 in a thrilling match played at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday afternoon.
The Red team were quick off the blocks scoring a penalty in the opening minutes before the green team responded with an unconverted try. Amon Wamalwa restored the Red team’s lead with a penalty for a slim advantage.
Mukidza, Kubu tries
The exchanges continued as the Green team scored through Veteran Darwin Mukidza’s try and Jone Kubu added the extras for a 12-6 lead. The Green Team then broke away when Kubu sliced through the defence to score for a 17-6 lead after Mukidza’s conversion attempt bounced off the posts.
Mukidza sealed the Green’s team first-half scores as he converted a penalty for 20 points. The green team pulled back with a converted try for a 20-13 scoreline at halftime in favour of the Green team.
In the second half, Mukidza added two penalties for the Green team for a 26-13 lead. The gap was trimmed to six points when Eugene Sifuna crossed over for a converted try for the Red team.
George Nyambua scored at the other end with his try being converted for a 33-20 lead. The Reds landed a late Converted try but it was not enough to help them close the gap.
The 37-man squad has been in camp since Monday and they are preparing for the final Rugby World Cup qualification tournament in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from 6th to 18th November 2022.
Kenya Simbas Matchday squads:
Team Green: Edward Mwaura, Eugene Sifuna, Brian Waraba, Ephraim Oduor, Joseph Odero, Brian Juma, Shem Angugo, George Nyambua, Daniel Sikuta, Bethuel Anami, Samuel Asati, Samson Onsomu, Jone Kubu, Timothy Omela, John Okoth, Bryceson Adaka, Jacob Ojee, Darwin Mukidza
Technical Team: Michael Owino, Mike Aung, Lewis Kinyanjui, Gerald Omondi, Fahad Adil
Team Red: Patrick Ouko, Teddy Akala, Melvin Thairu, Davis Chenge, Emmanuel Silungi, Martin Owilah, Ibrahim Ayoo, Brian Ndirangu, Clinton Odihambo, Joshua Weru, Brian Wahinya, Brian Tanga, Amon Wamalwa, Geoffrey Ominde, Beldad Ogeta, Peter Kilonzo, Michael Kimwele, Geoffrey Okwach, Issac Njoroge
Technical Team: Paul Odera, Richard Ochieng, Jimmy Mnene, Stephen Mankone