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Simbas to resume training ahead of repechage
By Eric Njiru | Wed 29 Aug, 2018 14:57

Kenya Simbas will resume training on Monday September 3, 2018 to start preparation for the upcoming repechage tournament -a last chance qualification for 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

A statement from Kenya Rugby Union on Tuesday said the simbas will from Monday "embark on their final quest to secure a 2019 Rugby World Cup berth at the Repechage competition in Marseille,France from 11th to 23rd November 2018.

Kenya qualified for repechage by virtue of losing 53-28 in Africa Gold Cup's season finale to Namibia who head to Japan as Africa 1 for the global showpiece set for September 2019. 

Assistant coach Dominique Habimana told Raga House that "new players could be added to the squad" as it was seen with Kenya 7s forward Willy Ambaka who joined the Simbas squad towards the end of Africa Gold Cup.

Kenya Simbas will kick-off the repechage against Canada on Sunday November 11 at the Stade Delort of Marseille from 6.30pm. That game will be preceded by the clash between Hong Kong and Germany at 4pm.

Six days later, Kenya will play Hong Kong at 4pm Kenyan time -the early kick-off before Canada plays Germany at 6.30pm.  Kenya will round off the repechage tournament on Friday November 23 against Germany at 8pm. 

Repechage Fixtures
Sunday, November 11
16:00 Hong Kong - Germany 
18:30 Canada - Kenya 

Saturday, November 17
16:00 Hong Kong - Kenya 
18:30 Canada - Germany 

Friday, November 23, 
20:00 Kenya - Germany 
22:30 Hong Kong - Canada 

Eric Njiru
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