Simbas host Germany in May as KRU confirms fixtures


Darwin Mukidza (with ball) of Kenya fifteens rugby team evade a tackle by Liam Owens ...
Darwin Mukidza (with ball) of Kenya fifteens rugby team evade a tackle by Liam Owens of Hong Kong during their International Test match played at the he RFUEA grounds on August 27, 2016. Kenya won 35-10. Photo/www.sportpicha.com

The national rugby 15s team Simbas will play Germany on May 27 in Nairobi as the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) confirmed the side’s 2017 international fixtures.

The match will be played two weeks before their Elgon Cup first leg fixture away to Uganda on June 10.

Germany  who sit 22nd in the current world rugby rankings, recently recorded their first win over Romania, beating the 16th ranked team in the world 41-38 in a Rugby Europe Championship match on 11 February 2017.

These fixtures will set the tone for the Simbas Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with starts with successive home fixtures  against Uganda ( 24 June),Tunisia (8 July) and Senegal (15 July) before playing away to Zimbabwe (22 July) and Namibia (29 July).

The Simbas will also host 26th ranked Hong Kong in a two match test series in Nairobi. The first fixture takes place on Saturday 19 August with the second fixture taking place on Saturday 26 August.

 

2017 Fixtures

  • Kenya v Germany- Nairobi, Saturday 27th May 2017
  • Kenya v Uganda – Kampala Saturday 10th June 2017 (Elgon Cup 1st leg)
  • Kenya v Uganda – Nairobi, Saturday 24th June (Rugby Africa Gold Cup/Elgon Cup 2nd leg)
  • Kenya v Tunisia – Nairobi, Saturday 8th July (Rugby Africa Gold Cup)
  • Kenya v Senegal – Nairobi, Saturday 15th July (Rugby Africa Gold Cup)
  • Kenya v Zimbabwe – Harare, Saturday 22nd July (Rugby Africa Gold Cup)
  • Kenya v Namibia – Windhoek, Saturday 29th July (Rugby Africa Gold Cup)
  • Kenya v Hong Kong – Nairobi, August 19th 2017
  • Kenya v Hong Kong – Nairobi, August 26th 2017

-Report by KRU.

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