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Simbas Repechage preparations faces cash hurdles

Simbas, the Kenya Rugby 15s aside has called off all their planned friendly matches on their build-up for the Repechage rugby tournament as part of their preparations for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Kenya Rugby Union had planned three friendly matches against The British Army Training Unit- Kenya, The Loftus 200 and Namibia as part of the team’s preparation for the Repechage in France.

The cancellation leaves the Simbas with the friendly in Romania on the 3rd of November and training matches in France before the Repechage kicks off. However, they are currently planning to hold a local friendly with one of the top tier teams before departing for Romania.

They will have a non-residential camp this weekend and the Repechage squad will be named in the week to follow. Romania have already named a 33-man squad that is training in readiness for the match on the 3rd of November.

Repechage Fixtures (East African Time)

Sunday 11 November 2018
Hong Kong v Germany – 4.00pm
Canada v Kenya – 6.30pm

Saturday 17 November 2018
Hong Kong v Kenya – 4.00pm
Canada v Germany – 6.30pm

Friday 23 November 2018
Kenya v Germany – 8.00pm
Hong Kong v Canada – 10.30pm

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