Kenya Simbas were on the receiving end as they fell 43-34 to Hong Kong in a test match at the RFUEA grounds on Saturday August 26.
The visitors began the match on a high note spending the better parts of the early exchanges in the Simbas territory and they were awarded a penalty which Matt Roslee converted.
Moments later, the Simbas responded as Darwin Mukidza slotted in a penalty to level matters.
In what turned out to be a penalties dominated first half,Matt Roslee restored the visitor’s lead drilling in two penalties in succession to hand Hong Kong a 9-3 advantage.
Mukidza would soon reduce the deficit with his second penalty of the clash to ensure the scoreboard read 9-6 in Hong Kong’s favour.
The first try of the match soon arrived as Kyle Sullivan raced to the tryline with Matt Roslee comfortably adding the extras to hand the Dragons a 16-6 lead which they took to the dressing room.
Roslee was at it again after the break as the flyhalf who was having a fantastic game compounded Simbas miseries with a penalty to extend their lead to 19-6.
Kenya decided to ring a change as Oliver Mang’eni was introduced for captain Wilson Kopondo and immediately thereafter Hong Kong added another try courtesy of Liam Slatem as Roslee added the extras with the boot which saw Hong Kong lead 26-6.
The visitors were running rampage as they added another try through Alex NG Wai-Shing to take a 33-6 lead.
Kenya Simbas claimed their first try through fullback Tony Onyango after leaving his marker for dead on the wing to dive over the whitewash as Mukidza converted to cut the deficit to 33-13.
Samson Onsomu then showed his class racing over 20 metres to the tryline as the Simbas mounted a comeback with scores now at 33-20 in Hong Kong’s favour.
Roslee then extended the Dragons advantage with his fifth penalty of the match to see them lead 36-20.
After piling pressure to the Hong Kong backline, Davies Chenge bulldozed his way to the tryline with Mukidza converting.
Hong Kong would respond with a converted try but Mukidza showed class to go over before converting as the match ended 43-34.