Kenya U20 release squad to play Uruguay in World U20 Trophy

Action between Kenya U20 and Namibia. PHOTO/Kryos

The Kenya U20 rugby team has revealed its lineup ahead of the highly anticipated World u20 Trophy match against Uruguay set for Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

The team, known as Chipu, will face off against their South American counterparts in a crucial encounter at  Edinburgh Rugby Stadium in Edinburgh.

Props Darrell Oluoch, Wycliffe Ogutu and hooker Bramwel Anekea start in the front row, while locks Eugine Etale and Clein Okumbi partner in the second row.

Action between Kenya U20 and Namibia. PHOTO/Grindstone

Action between Kenya U20 and Namibia. PHOTO/Grindstone

In the back row, skipper Edmond Omondi and Andycole Omolo will be tasked with breaking down Uruguay’s offensive plays and supporting the backline.


Iddo Kuta starts at number eight.  Scrum-half Patrick Wainaina and fly-half Jackson Siketa start together once again and will be the link between the forwards and the backs.

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

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

The centre pairing will have Philip Okeyo and Michael Wamalwa. On the wings Brian Kiptanui and Kipchirchir Bett start alongside Full-back James Olela.

Kenya U20 Squad

1. Darrell Oluoch
2. Bramwel Anekea
3. Wycliffe Ogutu
4. Eugine Etale
5. Clein Okumbi
6. Edmond Omondi
7. Andycole Omolo
8. Iddo Kuta
9. Patrick Wainaina
10. Jackson Siketa
11. Brian Kiptanui
12. Philip Okeyo
13. Michael Wamalwa
14. Kipchirchir Bett
15. James Olela
16. Brian Shile
17. Geylord Ngasi
18. Ian Nyandusi
19. Nathan Tsindoli
20. Eddy Otieno
21. Willy Tino
22. Benadict Muiruri
23. Faran Juma


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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