Kenya Simbas lost 42-19 to the Junior Boks in a build up match played at Stellenbosch Academy on Thursday.
This match was set up to help the Simbas prepare for the Saturday clash against Border Bulldogs. The Simbas were looking to fine-tune their game plan ahead of Borders Bulldogs encounter.
The Junior Boks took a nine-point lead the the break following three tries. The Simbas managed to score two tries of their own, with Jeanson Musoga and Beldad Ogeta crossing the whitewash. Timothy Mmasi added the extras, bringing the scoreline to 21-12 in favor of the Junior Boks at halftime.
In the second half, the Simbas came out with more intent, and their efforts were rewarded when hooker Griffin Musila scored a try off a maul. Ntabeni Dukisa added the extras, bringing the scoreline to 21-19.
The Junior Boks responded quickly, however, by scoring successive tries that were converted, putting them well ahead in the 40s.
Despite the loss, the Simbas will take valuable lessons from the match as they now shift their focus to their next match against the Border Bulldogs, where they will be looking to secure their first win in this year’s Currie Cup/Mzanzi Challenge.
With the lessons learned from the match against the Junior Boks, the Simbas will be aiming to put in a strong performance and come away with a victory.