Kenya 15s and KCB Hooker Peter Karia is optimistic of playing in the prestigious Super Rugby after the conclusion of his contract with South Africa based University of Western Cape.
Karia joined the University in 2015 and has featured in the Varsity Shield finishing second and earning a promotion to Varsity Cup.
“South Africa is taking me well, the beginning is good and their rugby is very much advanced. Am now coping and getting stronger every day. When I finish my education I will be targeting to play in the Super Rugby”
Karia is studying a degree in Economic development until 2017 after which he will start Industrial Psychology from 2017 to 2020 then a one year practice.
“South African rugby is more professional and they focus a lot on development which I think Kenya should also do. Tap the talent at a young age to have good players, Coaches and even match officials,"
He returned to Kenya late in April and featured in KCB’s 25-8 Kenya Cup quarterfinal playoff win over Menengai Cream Homeboyz on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Nairobi Showground.
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“I will be here for quite a while and maybe play for Kenya Simbas against Uganda in June. I will also be looking to play for KCB in the semis and maybe in the final of the Kenya Cup. I will be happy to be part of the winning squad once again,"
Since being established in 1965, UWC RFC has produced a number of players who have not only represented their province and South Africa(under both pre- and post- unity dispensation), but have also gone on to occupy important administrative and leadership positions in the rugby administration at different levels.
The 2016 Super Rugby season is the 21st season of Super Rugby and the first season featuring an expanded 18-team format. It is also the first season that teams outside Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will feature, with the Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan taking part.