The Kenya Simbas are set to face off against the Eastern Province Elephants in their second Currie Cup First Division/Mzanzi Challenge match on Saturday, April 29th, in Port Alfred at 4:00 PM East African Time.
The Simbas will be aiming to replicate their impressive victory over the Elephants in Nairobi last year, where they secured a 41-24 win in front of their supportive fans.
Kenya Simbas eye first win
Under the guidance of their new coach, Jerome Paarwater, the Simbas will be eager to register their first win of the tournament, having missed out on their opening two matches, including a 33-22 loss to Rhinos in their opener.
The Simbas will be hoping to put on a strong performance against the Eastern Province Elephants and earn their first win of the tournament, as they continue to build towards the future of Kenyan rugby.
This year’s Mzanzi Challenge promises to be an exciting race at the top of the standings, with the SWD Eagles currently leading the log with a full house of 25 points from five games. The Valke are in second place with 16 points from four matches, while Eastern Province occupies third place with 15 points from four games.
Three teams, including the Leopards, Boland Kavaliers, and San Clemente Rhinos, are tied on 11 points and all still have a chance of making it to the semi-finals, making for an exciting and unpredictable tournament.
The weekend will see four Currie Cup First Division/Mzanzi Challenge matches played, with the SWD Eagles kicking off the round against Border in George on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the Boland Kavaliers will host the Leopards in Bredasdorp, while San Clemente Rhinos will face off against the Goshawks from Zimbabwe in Strand.