Simbas face Eagles in sixth Currie Cup match

Kenya Simbas captain Dan Sikuta in action against Carling Champions Team  during their Carling Champions match played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa on Saturday. [Courtesy]

Kenya Simbas who lost their fourth Currie Cup match last weekend will be seeking to redeem themselves when they play their last match in South Africa against SWD Eagles at City Park Stadium, Athlone on Saturday before heading back home to Nairobi.

Kenya have now played five matches where they have won only one and lost four.

Kenya will make history next month when they host two Currie Cup Division One matches in Nairobi.

Back in early April, the Paul Odera coached side left the country to take part in the Currie Cup First Division to aid the team in its crucial preparations for the African 2023 Rugby World Cup qualifiers that are set to be held in France from 1-10 July

The Simbas lost their opening three matches against Falcons 51-14 on April 9 before going down to Zimbabwe 22-21 on April 23 and Griffons 66-33 on April 30.

A 35-12 win over Border Bulldogs on May 7 sprung the team to life before being given a reality check by Boland Cavaliers last weekend in a 45-33defeat.

Simbas will take on Leopards on June 4 before meeting Eastern Province Elephants on June 11 at the RFUEA ground.

Kenya Simbas and Zimbabwe Goshawks are using the Currie Cup to prepare for the Africa Rugby qualifying tournament to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The qualifier will take place in the French cities of Marseille and Aixen from July 1 to 10 this year.

 

By Ben Ahenda 9 days ago
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