Snook: Why Kenya Simbas failed in Namibia

Kenya  Simbas head coach Ian Snook has blamed lack of proper preparations for tougher matches for the loss to Namibia which saw the side drop to the Repechage.
The Simbas needed a win that would book them a direct ticket to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The side, however, went down 53-28  in the clash staged in Windhoek on Saturday.
Snook believes playing high profile teams prior to the Gold Cup would have made the side ready enough to handle the likes of Namibia. As he shifts focus on using the Repechage route, the New Zealander hopes that they will get to play warm-up matches to be ready.
The coach who took the team in April 2018 believes that they have picked vital lessons from the loss which he hopes will help them at Repechage.
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“What went wrong we did not have necessary preparations to play a team of this level. We, however, played with 100 per cent of committed and we will learn a lot from it ahead of the November. We will talk about what is ahead of us and it will not be easy as people may imagine.  We will need to solve a lot of issues before heading to France, ” he said.
“It will be three games hard games. we have learnt a lot from Namibia loss and we will need tough games to prepare,” he added.
Kenya Simba will face off with German Hong Kong Canada as they seek to reach the World’s top Rugby competition for the first time in history.


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