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The Kenya Simbas will face ...

The Kenya Simbas will face Hong Kong on Saturday in the repechage tournament whose winner will qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

As communicated earlier this week by Kenya Rugby Union, the Kenya Simbas have made six changes to the squad that kicked off the Repechage with a 19-65 loss to Canada on Sunday 11th November in Marseilles, France

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 16, 2018/APO Group/ –Rugby Africa ( Chairman, Abdelaziz Bougja, will attend Saturday’s match and support the Kenya Simbas for this crucial game. “Kenya qualifying for the World Cup would change the face of rugby in the country and be such a massive boost for African rugby in general. I am really proud of the boys, their commitment and their skills.”

Former Captain Wilson K’opondo, Elkeans Musonye, Felix Ayage, Nelson Oyoo are in the starting line up as Simbas brace for Hong Kong this Saturday.  Ephraim Oduor and Dalmus Chituyi will start the match off the bench.

Captain Davis Chenge sits this match out owing to a shoulder injury he picked during the Canada match but the technical bench expects to have him back in the playing squad by the time the team is playing Germany on Friday 23rd. This sees K’opondo lead the team as the Captain, a title that is not new to him.

Mohammed Omollo, Moses Amusala, Oliver Mang’eni and Darwin Mukidza have been rested this weekend

Simbas Squad Facing Hong Kong on 17th November

1- Patrick Ouko  2- Colman Were 3- Joseph Odero 4- Wilson K’opondo (c) 5- Malcolm Onsando  6- Andrew Amonde 7- Elkeans Musonye  8- Joshua Chisanga  9- Felix Ayange 10- Sammy Oliech  11- Willy Ambaka 12- Leo Seje Owade 13- Collins Injera  14- Nelson Oyoo 15- Tony Onyango

Reserves: 16- Philip Ikambili 17- Ephraim Oduor 18- Hilary Mwanjilwa 19- George Nyambua  20- Martin Owilah 21- Samson Onsomu 22- William Reeve 23- Dalmus Chituyi

Watch on Supersport :

Saturday 17 November

South Africa:

13:50 – 16:00     SS12                       Hong Kong vs Kenya

Kenya qualifying for the World Cup would change the face of rugby in the country and be such a massive boost for African rugby in general

16:50 – 19:00     SS12                       Canada vs Germany

Rest of Africa:

13:50 – 16:00     SS8 / SS12            Hong Kong vs Kenya

16:50 – 19:00     SS8 / SS12            Canada vs Germany

Friday 23 November

South Africa:

18:50 – 21:00     SS2                         Kenya vs Germany

21:50 – 00:00     SS2                         Hong Kong vs Canada

Rest of Africa:

18:50 – 21:00     SS8                         Kenya vs Germany

21:50 – 00:00     SS8                         Hong Kong vs Canada

***All timings in CAT which = GMT+2***

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