Tedious Simbas outfoxed in Hong Kong


Kenya Simbas players react after loosing to Germany during the Tatu City Series test match ...
(FILE)Kenya Simbas players react after loosing to Germany during the Tatu City Series test match at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. Germany won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

The Kenya 15’s rugby national team failed to register a win in the just concluded Regal Four Nations Cup, after falling 40-30 to hosts Hong Kong on Saturday afternoon, in their final game in the competition.

The defeat was their third in the competition, where they were wobbly and erratic in equal measure.

Prior to the Saturday roasting, the Simbas had fallen to Russia and Chile. Russia would later on  clinch the ultimate prize after brushing off Chile.

Jerome Paarwater charges went to this game hoping to register a win at the expense of the hosts Hong Kong but from the look of things the hosts had other ideas.

Kenya were trailing 22-6 when KCB’s Peter Karia was stretchered off for a concussion test prompting Philip Ikambili  to come in .Ikambili’s  presence was felt after he scored Simbas first try, with vice -captain Darwin Mukidza booting the extras for a 22-13 in favour of Hong Kong.

Jacob Ojee (with ball) of Kenya Simbas is tackled by Michael Poppmeier of German during the Tatu City Series test match between Kenya and German at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. German won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Jacob Ojee (with ball) of Kenya Simbas is tackled by Michael Poppmeier of German during the Tatu City Series test match between Kenya and German at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. German won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.

Kenya had an impressive second half where Samson Onsomu,Oliver Mangeni and the legendary Vincent Mose- went  over the whitewash.

Sensational Darwin Mukidza  added all the extras as Kenya looked to record a first win but the hosts held on for a 40-30 win.

The Simbas jet back  next week to continue their preparations for the upcoming Japan 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

Darwin Mukidza of Kenya Simbas takes a conversion against Germany during their Tatu City Series test match at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. German won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Darwin Mukidza of Kenya Simbas takes a conversion against Germany during their Tatu City Series test match at the RFUEA Grounds on May 27, 2017. German won 30-29. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.

Head coach Paarwater will be looking to rectify his boys defence and composure with the ball.

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