Kenya Simbas Prove Too Good For Rugby Cranes

*Kenya 42-07 Uganda

The Rugby Cranes were well beaten by rivals and neighbors Kenya in a Quarterfinal match of the ongoing Rugby World Cup Qualifiers – Africa.

The Rugby Cranes were second best throughout, and failed to live as advertised as Kenya ran away with a deserved 42-07 victory at Stade Maurice David, Aix-en-Provence.

The win means Kenya progress to the semifinals while Uganda will seek for pride in placement games.

John Okoth and Thomas Okeyo scored converted tries for Simbas to take an early 14-0 lead.

And Kenya saw their next two tries canceled including one for Collins Injera which was ruled out after a forward pass.

But Kenya were not yet done, Samuel Asati and Bethuel Anami went over to give the Simbas a 28-00 lead at the long break.

In the second half, they started from where they stopped with Teddy Akala also crossing over.

Uganda found their consolation through Jacob Ochen who try was converted by Philip Wokorach.

It’s another frustrating night for the Cranes whose over-a-month work was erased away just inside the opening two minutes of the game.

It’s also revenge best served by Kenya who earlier lost to Uganda in the Rugby Sevens World Cup Qualifiers at Kyadondo.

Kenya face winner between Senegal and Algeria, with the loser of that Quarterfinal facing Uganda in the placement matches on July 6.

Featured Image – Action between Uganda and Kenya (Courtesy photo)



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