Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater has noted positives from the side’s 23-3 thumping at the hands of Chile in the Cup of Nations opener last Friday.

The South African saw his charges backline breached two times as the South Americans ran in two converted tries and three penalties while Simbas managed a consolation penalty by KCB fullback Darwin Mukidza.

“We had good defense, our set pieces were better but we need to work on our exit strategies.”Paarwater is quoted by Kenya Rugby.

Learning curve

“We didn’t get our result as we planned to. Looking at next year, it is a big learning curve for us and that is why we are on this tour. We didn’t capitalize on our first half opportunitiesand Chile punished us in the second half, getting in behind us to score two tries.”he noted.

The Simbas will on Tuesday tackle defending Nations Cup champions Russia at 1200hrs before winding up their Asian Tour with a tie against hosts Hong Kong on Saturday.

Comments

comments