Simbas ready for Germans: Rugby Wangila warns the visitors to be prepared for a tough rugby duel

Jamie Nava of Spain's Los Leones Is tackled by Joshua Chisanga of Kenya's Simba during the international match at the RFUEA Grounds on 18th July 2015. Photo/Fredrick Onyango/www.pic-centre.com

Eagles will have to sharpen their claws at RFUEA grounds from 4pm today.

Kenya Simbas Team Manager Simiyu Wangila has warned the Eagles of Germany to be prepared for a tough fight when the two sides clash in today’s Tatu City Series encounter at the RFUEA Grounds.

The international test match that will kick off at 4pm, will be curtain raised by an Enterprise Cup final between defending champions Kenya Commercial Bank and Kabras Sugar at noon.

Having had a successful ten-day camp in South Africa, Wangila challenged his charges to start their international assignments campaign on a positive note.

“What happens when an Eagle lands in the Lions’ den? We are the lion, so expect us to hunt them down mercilessly. It will be a difficult game, but we are well prepared and ready to face any team,” Simiyu told The Standard Sports.

“We have a very busy season ahead of us, but with the tough conditions, experiences and exposure, we have had down south the boys are raring to go.

“We played a couple of high profile friendly matches in South Africa and fine-tuned all areas. We are looking forward to starting the season positively.”

Just like Simiyu, Germany head coach Kobus Potgieter is expecting a very tough but exciting match against the 23rd ranked Simbas.

“We know that Kenya is a very strong opponent, very difficult to play at home. I believe it will be a very tough and exciting game. Kenya are strong with ball in hand and we have to make sure we are up to that challenge on defence,” said Potgieter.

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