Kenya’s national 15s side went down 30-29 against their German opponents in a thrilling Tatu city series clash staged at the RFUEA grounds on Saturday 27th May 2017.
The German’s started the match on a high note,getting off the blocks early to get 3 points from a penalty.Their lead however lasted only a few minutes as Impala Saracen’s Erick Kerre touched down for a try.Darwin Mukidza’s conversion however went wide as scores remained 5-3 to the hosts.
Captain Wilson K’Opondo then left his markers for dead,cutting through the centre to get himself on to the scoresheet.Mukidza stepped up and successfully added the extras.The Germans then responded before the break as they scored a converted try ensuring that the match went to the interval at 12-10.
Immediately after resumption,Germany took the lead yet again after capitalizing on some sloppy passing from Kenya.The resultant conversion went wide.Darwin Mukidza then found Samson Onsomu with a wonderful pass on the wing,the Impala saracens man touching down under the posts as Mukidza converted for a 19-15 Kenya lead.
David Ambunya then extended Simba’s lead after a fantastic offload by Jacob Ojee with vice captain Mukidza converting to take the scores to 26-15.The Germans then reduced the deficit with a converted try before Mukidza responded with a penalty kick.
Germany showed their resilience as they closed the gap to 29-27 with only 10 minutes to the final whistle.They then produced a setback to the kenyan fans in the dying moments of the match as they produced a drop goal to narrowly win 30-29.