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11-Try Kenya Simbas too good for Tunisia
By Eric Njiru | Sat 11 Aug, 2018 15:33

Kenya Simbas moved closer to 2019 Rugby World Cup qualification with a fourth win of the Africa Gold Cup beating Tunisia 67-0 at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday August 11, 2018.

Kenya ran in eleven tries and six conversions as Tunisia failed to score any point. From the win, Kenya picks maximum five points to stay second with 17, three behind Namibia.

The Simbas travel to Namibia next weekend for season's finale. The winner of Kenya-Namibia will qualify for 2019 World Cup to be held in Japan. 

Kenya Sevens forward Willy Ambaka who was making is test debut crossed over twice for the Ian Snook coached side. 

Captain Davies Chenge, Andrew Chogo, Jacob Ojee, Elkeans Musonye, Darwin Mukidza, Martin Owilah, Peter Karia, Mohammed Omolo and Tony Onyango were other scorers of the afternoon. 

Mukidza scored 15 points, 10 coming from conversions and five from his touch-down. 

The 2018 Africa Gold Cup is doubling up as qualifier for 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan with the competition's winner getting the sole ticket as Africa 1.Runners-up, Africa 2, will head to global repechage in November for the last chance to qualify for the World Cup. They will play Canada, Germany and Hong Kong.

The game followed on the precursor by schoolboys where Prescott combined beat Comras 31-05 in the curtain raiser played at the same venue from 11.30am. 

Daniel Odhiambo of Ofafa Jericho and Adam Nyamweya of Mangu High - the Vice Captain - scored a try each in the first half that Ofafa Jericho's Brian Ratilla converted for a 14-5 half time lead. Kennedy Wanyoike scored the consolation try for Comras.

In the second half Nyamweya completed his hat trick with a brace of tries. Ratilla converted both and added a penalty to wrap the scores. 

Eric Njiru
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