Coast-based side South Coast pirates will host neighbors and rivals Mombasa RFC in a pre-season friendly match to be played at St. Joseph primary school, Ukunda on 27th October.
It is the second time in less than two weeks the two teams are meeting. In the first tie, Mombasa who were at home won 13-10.
The Pirates will be hoping to win by a margin of more than 3 points to secure the George Barbour Memorial cup in honour of their founder who passed on less than a month ago.
Dear Neighbors @sc_pirates
We would like to submit our application to beat you at home this Saturday as we take the #GeorgeBarbourMemorialCup to the shark tank for keeping.
Kindly feel free to fill up your stands with fans as we promise to give you a good run this Saturday. pic.twitter.com/tUYlMonZje
— Mombasa SC Rugby (@RGL_MOMBASARFC) October 23, 2018
As the rivalry boils, Mombasa will be looking to win in South Coast territory having lost the last time they were at Ukunda in a championship tier.
With Mombasa having been relegated from Kenya Cup last season, the two sides will meet once again in home and away championship ties this season.