RUGBY AFRICA CUP

Kenya Simbas coach happy with competition for positions

As Kenya Simbas intensify preparations for the Repechage tournament-their final stab at qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, assistant coach Dominique Habimana says players’ competition for places is good for the side.
“If you look at the positions in the squad and in general, the situation is competitive and everyone is fighting for a place. This healthy competition gives the technical bench something to work on in analysing our options,” he is quoted by The Star Newspaper.
Second row
Habimana further singled out the second row as a position where the side has enough depth following the recent inclusion of former Impala Saracens lock Simon Muniafu who missed the entire Gold Cup campaign.
“We already have Wilson K’Opondo back from injury, Oliver Mangeni and Andrew Chogo and even Kabras’ George Nyambua can play there so it’s good in terms of building depth for the team,” added Habimana.
Kenya who dropped to the Repechage after finishing second in the 2018 Africa Gold Cup will come up against Canada,Hong Kong and Germany.
The winners of the Repechage which will be held in Marseille, France in November will book a spot at next year’s global showpiece where they will face New Zealand,South Africa,Italy and African Champions Namibia in Pool B.

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