Kenya Simbas are set to face off against the Junior Boks in a training match on Thursday 4th May at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, as part of their preparations for their third Mzansi Challenge match against the Border Bulldogs on Saturday, 6th May.
Head Coach Jerome Paarwater sees this as a key opportunity to test his squad and give all players a chance to get some game time.
The Simbas have been focused on improving their kicking game this week. Jerome recognizes that the Border Bulldogs will be a different challenge, as they have a good structure and big forwards. For this reason, a strong kicking game will be crucial for the Simbas to secure a win.
“There’s a lot of guys in our team who haven’t played yet and we want all of them to get some game time,” Jerome said.
“This week focus has been on the kicking game so the players can understand which part of the field we are when we have to exit from lineouts and scrums so we can play in the right areas of the field. Our set pieces were good last week and the guys understand our contesting policy mat’s why we managed to steal a few balls from EP’s possession. Border is a different team and has changed a lot from last year. they have a good structure and big forwards that’s why it’s important for us to have a kicking game,” he told KRU media.
The match day 23 for the game against the Border Bulldogs will be released on Friday 5th May, with fans eagerly awaiting news of who will make the cut.
With the Simbas looking to build momentum after a strong performance in their last game, they will be hoping to secure a win this weekend against a the Border Bulldogs side.