The Kenya Simbas bounced back to winning ways on Sunday evening with a massive 45–8 win over visiting Zambia. The game was the climax of what has been a busy three weeks of international rugby at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Man of the match Jone Kubu put on another clinic as he scored 18 points from two tries, one conversion, one penalty, and one drop goal to inspire Kenya past a nippy Zambia.
The break seemed to have slowed down the Simbas as they managed only two tries in the second half
Heading into the game, Head Coach Paul Odera…
The Lady Makis were quick off the blocks as they looked to do a double over the Kenya Lionesses, talismanic captain Rasoanekena Veronique Eluriche going over in the 5th minute
Madagascar made it two wins out of two in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup as they beat hosts Kenya Lionesses 10–0 in a game played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday 11 July.
The Lady Makis were quick off the blocks as they looked to do a double over the Kenya Lionesses, talismanic captain Rasoanekena Veronique Eluriche going over in the 5 thminute. …
Kenya U20 Vice-Captain Matoka Matoka put on a man-of-the-match performance as Kenya beat Madagascar 21–20 in the final match of the U20 Barthes Trophy played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Both teams went into the match buoyed by huge wins over third-placed Senegal and everyone had their work cut out if they were to be crowned champions.
Tries from Maxwell Atera, Matoka Matoka and Captain John Baraka complimented by two penalties from Matoka Matoka were enough, in the end, to cancel out Madagascar’s three tries, one conversion and one penalty.
We gave in to pressure in the…
Madagascar’s Rugby Africa Women’s Cup campaign kicked off on a fairy-tale note when they claimed a famous 27–15 win over hosts and favorites Kenya Lionesses. This incidentally was their first ever test win.
Both teams face off again on Sunday 11 July at the Nyayo International Stadium and the Ladies Makis are not about to loosen the grip. “The team is very well prepared to face Kenya on Sunday. We want to confirm that our win was no fluke,” says their Captain Veronique Rasaineka.
The team has been in a bio-bubble since they arrived and the coach, Rafalimanana Joseph Berthin…
Kenya sticking to systems ahead of Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy decider
Defending Champions Kenya opened their U20 Barthes Trophy campaign with a huge 50–3 win over Senegal on Saturday 26 June 2021 and will be looking to replicate the same performance when they face Madagascar in the last fixture of this year’s tournament.
Kenya unlike Madagascar has been in camp for almost three weeks and the Team Manager, former Kenyan International scrum-half Peter Mutai believes this will work to their advantage.
“The camp has been good; we have gotten to be together for the past three weeks. We have…
Speaking after the game, Senegal’s captain Samba Mohamed showered a lot of praise on his charges. “It was tough for us especially due to the little time we had to recover but we went out there and had more of the ball than Zambia and we are happy for the win.”
“We knew playing Zambia was going to be difficult especially with the recovery time we had. But we knew what was important was winning the group and we fought hard for that,” says Samba.
On his part, losing captain Ali Bhika lauded his team’s strong showing in the second…
Madagascar’s Junior Makis began their U20 Barthes Trophy campaign in style, blowing away Senegal 34–3 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday 3 July 2021.
Scrum half Erica Bruno scored a converted try thirty five seconds after kickoff, pouncing on the clever chip from outside center Salotra Lucas to touch down for the game’s opener
They continued to excite with their fancy footwork and high intensity rugby, and inevitably went further ahead, first from the boot of fullback Elson Gabriel who drilled home a penalty before Lucas finally got his try.
Asane Ndiaye drilled home a penalty for…
Madagascar will now look to make it two out of two when they take on the Kenya Lionesses in the second match of the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup on 11 July
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 5, 2021 — Kenya Lionesses suffered a shock 27–15 defeat in the hands of Madagascar in their first of two Rugby Africa Women’s Cup played at the Nyayo Stadium on Saturday 3 July.
Madagascar arrived in the country on the evening of Wednesday 30 June with the aim of winning both matches and improving on their World Rugby ranking.
The win came as a surprise to…
Senegal’s tournament did not start on a fairy-tale note as they went down 50–3 to Kenya U20 in the opening fixture of this year’s U20 Barthes Trophy played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 26 June.
They however have an opportunity to correct their wrongs when they take on Madagascar U20 on Saturday 3 July at the same venue. The two teams are no strangers to each other, they last met in this very tournament in 2015. Senegal walked away 34–32 winners.
And their Captain Ameth Sarr is confident that they will make amends this time and come out…
The Madagascar U20 team arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday evening and will take part in the 2021 U20 Barthes Trophy against Senegal and hosts Kenya at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Madagascar are late entrants into the tournament after having troubles traveling due to a closed air space necessitate by an upsurge in coronavirus cases in the island nation.
Their first game comes fast against 2019’s U20 Barthes Trophy second runners up Senegal U20. It is not the first time these two sides are playing each other in this competition, their last encounter dating back to 2015. …