RUGBY AFRICA CUP

Changes in venue for Barthes Cup matches

Kenya Rugby Union have announced changes in the venue for Africa Under 20 Barthes Cup competition set for 4th to 7th April in Kenya.

The matches were to be played at the RFUEA Grounds along Ngong Road but they have been shifted to KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka.

“VENUE CHANGE | The #BarthesCup2019 tournament will be hosted at the KCB Sports Club Ruaraka on the 4th and 7th of April. Tickets are available at and are going for 300/- per day, ” reads a statement by KRU.

Kenya are pooled alongside Namibia, Kenya, Tunisia and Senegal. Paul Odera coached side will commence their campaign with a clash against Tunisia while Namibia will tackle Senegal in the opening match. The winners will square it out in finals set for April 7.

The winner in the Pool will qualify for the 2019 Junior World Rugby Trophy. Zimbabwe will host the Pool B matches on the 17th and 20th of April.

Training squad

Tatu City Nondies – Ian Njenga, Brian Amaitsa, Kenya Harlequins – Steve Biko, Bonface Ochieng, James Mcgreevy, Douglas Kahuri, Northern Suburbs – Wilfred Waswa, USIU Africa – Jeff Kiragu, Kelvin Munene, Blakblad – Collins Obure, Sheldon Kahi, Resolution Impala Saracens – Ian Masheti, Frank Aduda, Menengai Oilers  – Edward Mwaura, Ibrahim Ayoo, Beldad Ogeta, Menengai Cream Homeboyz – Emmanuel Silungi, Johnstone Olindi, Kelvin Agwambo, Stanbic Mwamba – Martin Oyugi, Charles Wangwe, Laiser Hill Academy – Samuel Osongo, Alspencer Owade, KCB – Samuel Asati, Stephen Osumba, George Maranga, Geoffrey Okwach, Top Fry Nakuru – Lorence Ishuga, John Okoth, Strathmore Leos – Andrew Matoka,

University of Pretoria – Jeff Mutuku, Merchiston Castle School, UK – Ashley Owain, George Kiryazi, Marlborough College, UK – Dominic Coulson, Millfield School, UK – Rotuk Rahedi, Sharks Academy – Andrew Siminyu

4th Apri

Match 1: Namibia vs Senegal 

Match 2: Tunisia vs Kenya 

7th April

Match 3: Loser M1 vs Loser M2

Match 4: Winner M1 vs Winner M2

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