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Simbas play Hong Kong in Repechage must win match

Kenya Simbas will be seeking to redeem their winning formula in their second match against Hong Kong in the ongoing Repechage rugby tournament in Marseille, France.

The Kenya15s aside lost the opening match to Canada as they seek for a slot at the Rugby World Cup to be staged in Japan in 2019 after losing the African title to Namibia during the Rugby Africa Gold Cup.

The Ian Snook led charges faces Hong Kong on Saturday as they keep their hopes of World Cup qualification alive.

Hong Kong and Kenya are familiar foes and this will be their seventh meeting in the space of two years.

The two sides first met in a Test Match at the Impala and RFUEA Grounds in August 2016 with Kenya winning both matches 24-18 and 24-17 respectively.

They met a year later playing two matches as well, the Simbas holding them to a 19-19 draw in the first match where former coach Jerome Paarwater fielded a second-string side.

Hong Kong came better for the second tie played just four days later winning 43-34 at the RFUEA ground.

Later on in November, the Simbas travelled for the Hong Kong Cup of Nations where they lost 40-30 to their hosts.

With the close scores between the two sides, Snook believes the Simbas stand a good chance of winning, a victory that might put them in a contending spot for a World Cup slot.

Hong Kong started their campaign with a 29-6 loss at the hands of Germany who will be facing Canada in the other in the second match of the day

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