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KRU keen to secure Namibia, Blue Bulls friendlies for Kenya Simbas

Kenya Rugby Union is keen to secure several friendly matches for Kenya Simbas as they prepare for the Repechage tournament set for France in November 2018, with Namibia, Spain, Portugal on their wish list.
After the Namibia loss, Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook lamented of lack of proper preparations and lack of build up matches. He urged the Union work on friendlies before Repechage. KRU Director Thomas Odundo says they are plans underway to ensure the team plays several high profile friendlies.
Odundo has revealed that they are seeking to play South African Outfits Western Province or Blue Bulls, Namibia and Spain or Portugal.
“We’re looking at fixtures against a team from either Western Province or Blue Bulls. We’ve also asked World Rugby if they can bring Namibia for a match or two. We also hope to head to France early for the repechage and play a match against either Spain or Portugal.” Odundo told KRU official portal
The repechage tournament in Marseille will see Simbas face Canada, Germany and Hong Kong with the winner of this round robin competition earning a ticket to the tournament’s Pool B where they will face New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, and Namibia.
Full Simbas squad
FORWARDS:
Props: Patrick Ouko (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Moses Amusala (KCB), Thomas Okidia (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Ephraim Oduor (Kabras Sugar), Joseph Odero (Kabras Sugar), Hillary Mwanjilwa (Kabras Sugar)
Hookers: Colman Were (Kabras Sugar), Peter Karia (KCB), Philip Ikambili (Menengai Cream Homeboyz)
Locks: Wilson Kopondo (Kenya Harlequin),  Andrew Chogo (Kabras Sugar), Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), Malcolm Onsando (Kenya Harlequin)
Backrow: George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), Dalmus Chituyi (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore Leos), Davis Chenge (KCB), Martin Owilah (KCB)
BACKS
Scrum halves: Samson Onsomu (Resolution Impala Saracens), Mohamed Omollo (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Xavier Kipng’etich (Resolution Impala Saracens)
Fly Halves: Darwin Mukidza (KCB), Elvis Namusasi (Regional Logistics Mombasa)
Centers: Leo Seje (Resolution Impala Saracens), Maxwell Kang’eri ( Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Peter Kilonzo (KCB), Zedden Marrow (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Felix Ayange ( Kabras Sugar)
Back Three: Tony Onyango (Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Vincent Mose (Resolution Impala Saracens), Jacob Ojee (KCB), William Ambaka (Kenya Harlequin)
Utility: Biko Adema (Nondescripts)

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