Jone Kubu lauds Barry after half-back combo in Kenya Simbas Elgon Cup win

Kenya Simbas Jone Kubu leads attack against Zambia. Photo/Uganda Rugby Union.
Kenya Simbas Jone Kubu leads attack against Zambia. Photo/Uganda Rugby Union.
Fijian-born Kenyan international Jone Kubu has praised scrum-half Barry Robinson after their partnership as halfbacks during the Kenya Simbas’ match against Uganda.

Head Coach Jerome Paarwaters made the strategic decision to start Kubu at fly-half, uniting him with his clubmate Barry in the scrum-half position.

This collaboration came amid scrutiny directed at Barry and Dan Angwech following a disappointing 21-20 loss to Uganda in Kampala the previous weekend.

In the Elgon Cup clash held in Kisumu, Kubu played a pivotal role, scoring 15 points for the Simbas, ultimately contributing to their successful defence of the cup with a 20-13 victory on Saturday.

Expressing his joy in winning his inaugural Elgon Cup, Kubu took to his social media account after the match to commend Robinson for rising to the challenge.


In his post, Kubu described Robinson as his MVP (Most Valuable Player), acknowledging his teammate’s resilience and contribution to their successful partnership.

“First time playing together as Generals in the national Colors and also my first Elgon Cup. Hats off to Nyang for standing up to the challenge #MyMVP,” Kubu posted.

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