× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours World Cup 2018 Basketball Athletics Sports Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Opinion Motorsport Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
SPORTS

Rugby: All eyes on Matoka as Chipu eye U20 Barthes Cup

RUGBY By Washington Onyango | July 10th 2021
The 2021 Rugby Africa Barthes Cup action between Kenya U20 and Senegal U20.[Courtesy-KRU]

The Kenya U20 rugby national team also known as Chipu will be seeking to defend their Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Cup title when they meet Madagascar on Sunday at the Nyayo National Stadium at 1 pm East African Time.

All eyes will be on Kenya’s utility back Andrew Matoka as he leads the points scoring charts at the 2021 Barthes Trophy tourney after two rounds of action.

Matoka has 15 points coming off one try, two conversions and two penalties in the total of 90 points scored in the competition so far.

Kenya who are the defending champions opened their U20 Barthes Trophy campaign with a huge 50-3 win over Senegal on June 26 and they will be looking to replicate the same performance when they face Madagascar in the last fixture of this year’s tournament.

Chipu have been in camp for the past three weeks under the experienced technical bench led by KCB RFC head coach Curtis Olago and former Kenya international Peter Mutai who acts as the Team Manager.

“The camp has been good; we have gotten to be together for the past three weeks. We have worked on our systems and polished the mistakes we made against Senegal and we are now working on a system to take on Madagascar,” said Mutai.

“We are leaving nothing to chance. Madagascar is better than Senegal so we expect a really tough game. We are really prepared.”

Kenya will be using this tournament as preparation for next year’s Junior World Trophy while the final ranking will be determined after the game.

Chipu hosted the Barthes Cup competition in 2019 and went on to win and qualify for the World Junior tournament held in Brazil and securing the sixth position. The Barthes Cup tournament is used as a qualifier to the Junior World Rugby.

Share this story
Ocholla upbeat as Lionesses eye revenge against Madagascar
Kenya Lionesses will be seeking to avenge last weekend’s 27-15 loss to Madagascar’s Lady Makis when they face off in the second match on Sunday at Nya
McGregor breaks leg in latest UFC loss to Poirier
Conor McGregor suffered a broken leg in another crushing defeat to Dustin Poirier at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
.
RECOMMENDED NEWS
Feedback