Brian Tanga preparing for a conversion. Photo courtesy

Brian Tanga set to lighten the World Cup

As the Kenyan 7s seeks to better 2013’s World Cup performance, Kabras RFC halfback Brian Tanga will part of the bandwagon that will be hoping to lift the 7s side in San Francisco as from 20 to 22 July

Tanga will be making his first ever World Cup appearance. He started playing rugby back at Ambira High School in Siaya County after his friends advised him to try out the sport despite his diminutive stature. It was after failing to break to the volleyball first team where he served as a Libero.

After completion of his high school education, he moved to Kabras RFC and helped the side earn top-flight status in 2013. In 2016 he guided the side win the first ever Kenyan Cup title. He went to impress in 7s series and was handed the first call-up by the then head coach Benjamin Ayimba. In 2017 Tanga was instrumental in the local scene and captained Kabras to win the first ever National 7s Series.

The Public relations students at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology has made 64 appearances for Kenya 7s, and has scored 13 tries for the side. In the concluded 2017/18 season he scored a total of eight tries in 28 matches that he played. He however missed the Singapore 7s win in 2016, Olympics and Commonwealth games 2018.

Despite being the smallest player In the Kenya team, weighing 70 kgs the halfback is known for his ability to make line break breaks always key in the 7s game.

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