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Keegan, Wokorach exploits at fly-half against Machine attracts praise

Kabras coach Henly Du Plessis was quick to praise Kevin Keegan and Philip Wokorach who played at five-eighth against Mean Machine for putting up good performances in the absence of regular starter Logan Basson.

Keegan started the match at fly half, but was forced off the pitch at half time after suffering a knock to be replaced by Ugandan Philip Wokorach.

“Keegan played well at fly-half in the first half. It was good to bring him back especially that we are going back to our style of running rugby and taking the gain line.” Du Plessis said.

The tactician was full of praise for Wokorach who took over reigns at Fly half in the second half, as the sleek footed full back produced magical moments to score three tries. His distribution at number 10 was largely unblemished as he moved the ball around with ease and precision.

“It was a forced change because of Keegan’s injury, but at the back of my mind, I have been thinking of using him (Wokorach) as the first receiver. He was devastating with ball in hand. He exploited the gaps and knows what to do with the ball. He is a genuine player who is making a difference in the team. Every player enjoys playing with him.”

The south African coach did not write off chances of fans seeing Wokorach at fly-half again, as he recognized the contribution of senior players for the stability they bring into the squad and also the junior players who according to the tutor have really stepped up. The young players that were included for the trip to Machine include halfback Barry Robinson.

“The senior guys like Dan Sikuta, Brian Tanga are also making the difference and the junior are stepping up. Probably we might see him again at 10.”

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