Rampant Kenya blow away Tunisia to join Namibia in Barthes Cup finals

The Kenyan U20 national team team produced a dominant performance to thrash Tunisia 73-0 in the second match of the evening to book a place in the final against Namibia who had seen off Senegal early on.

Chipu started on the front foot with Skipper Bonface Ochieng crossing the white chalk from the back of a rolling maul barely five minutes into the game. Dominic Coulson missed the extras for a 5-0 lead.

Beldad Ogeta would then produce display to go over the line, Coulson added the twos to take Chipu to 12-0. Coulson would then turn architect to produce a beautiful off load to George Maranga to score Chipu’s third of the match.

Chipu showing no signs of slowing down added their fourth which came as a brace for Ogeta who pounced on a beautiful grabber kick from the scrum half Samuel Asati to extend Kenya’s lead to 26-0.

In the final half, Chipu came out of the blocks guns blazing and KCB winger Geoffrey Okwach needed just three minutes to score Chipu’s fifth and the first for him. Matoka stepped up to add the extras for a 33-0 lead early in the first half.

The Kenyan party continued with Michele Brighetti  producing a clean pair of heels to score under the sticks after a chip and chase. Matoka sure of the conversion to give Kenya a 40-0 lead. Replacement scrumhalf Barry Robinson then made sure his name was on the score sheet with a try under the uprights to extend Chipu’s lead to 47-0.

The Chipu backline was proving too hot to handle for the boys from Tunisia as Okwach dotted down his second of the day after good play from Brighetti and Owain Ashley to take Chipu over the 50 mark. The Kenyan boys were running rampage as George Kiryazi made his presence on the pitch known with a try taking the scores to 61-0.

Beldad Ogeta added one to secure a hat trick with George Maranga hitting the final nail on Tunisia’s coffin late in the game for a 73-0 win.

Ian Njenga(Nondies), Bonface Ochieng-©(Kenya Harlequins), Rotuk Rahedi(Millfield College), Emmanuel Silungi(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Hibrahim Ayoo(Menengai Oilers), James Mcgreevy(Kenya Harlequins), Brian Amaitsa(Nondies), Darren Kahi(Blakblad), Samuel Asati – VC(KCB), Dominic Coulson(Unattached) Beldad Ogeta(Menengai Oilers), Owain Ashley(Merchiston Castle), George Maranga(KCB), Geoffrey Okwach(KCB), Jeff Mutuku(Kenya Harlequins), Wilfred Waswa(Northern Suburbs), Collins Obure(Blakblad), Ian Masheti(Resolution Impala Saracens), Frank Aduda(Resolution Impala Saracens), George Kiryazi(Merchiston Castle), Samuel Were(LaiserHill Academy), Barry Young(Kabras Sugar), Douglas Kahuri(Kenya Harlequins), Michele Brighetti(Sedburgh School), Andrew Matoka(Strathmore University)

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