World U20 Trophy pools complete, Kenya U20 fixtures confirmed

Kenya U20 vs Hong Kong in World Rugby U20 Trophy. Photo/ KRU

The pools for the 2024 World Rugby U20 Trophy, the 14th edition of the second-tier age-grade rugby competition, have been confirmed.

For the first time, the tournament will be held in Scotland, with eight teams scheduled to participate at Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh.

Kenya U20 in World U20 Trophy

Africa Champions Kenya U20 are placed in Pool B alongside the USA, Uruguay, and the Netherlands.

Kenya U20 line up in a World Rugby U20 Trophy. PHOTO/KRU

Kenya U20 line up in a World Rugby U20 Trophy. PHOTO/KRU

In Pool A, host Scotland and Japan are set to face off against Hong Kong and Samoa. The teams will compete on a round-robin basis in the group stage to determine the final pool rankings.


The final rankings will see the pool toppers compete in the final, while the runners-up face off in the bronze final. Third-placed teams will battle for fifth place, while the bottom-placed teams will compete for seventh place.

Kenya U20 fixtures

Kenya U20, commonly known as Chipu, will tackle Uruguay in the opener on Tuesday, July 2, at 4:30 p.m. E.A.T. In their second match, Chipu will face the Netherlands on Sunday, July 7, at 9:45 p.m. E.A.T.

In their final pool match, Kenya will take on the USA on Friday, July 12, 2024. The 35-man Chipu squad has been in a residential camp at the Kenya Academy of Sport, with their training sessions held at Peponi School.

World U20 Trophy Pools

Pool A:

  1. Scotland (Host)
  2. Japan
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Samoa

Pool B:

  1. Netherland
  2. USA
  3. Uruguay
  4. Kenya

Kenya U20 Fixtures:

Kenya vs. Uruguay

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Time: 4:30 p.m. E.A.T.

Kenya vs. Netherlands

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2024

Time: 9:45 p.m. E.A.T.

Kenya vs. USA

Date: Friday, July 12, 2024

Time: 4:30 p.m.

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