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Kenya Rugby: Simba’s squad to be named ahead of Hong Kong friendly

The final squad of Kenya Rugby15s- Simbas will be named on Wednesday ahead of hosting Hong Kong side in a friendly match in preparations for the 2019 World Cup qualifiers to be staged in Japan.

The Simbas will be hosting the Dragons at RFUEA Ground on 20th and 26th in August, also The Simbas will be using the matches to prepare for November’s four nations test series in Hong Kong and next year’s 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

The Hong Kong Cup slated for November 10 to 18 this year and will be facing defending champions Russia (21), Chile (27) and the hosts.

Simbas, who finished second in at the recent Africa Gold Cup behind host Namibia.

The 28-man Hong Kong team will arrive in Nairobi on Friday led by head coach Leigh Jones and skipper Nick Hewson.

Hong Kong are ranked 24th in the world, one place above Kenya. The visitors, just like the hosts, will be using the test matches as part of their preparations for the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

Former South Africa Sevens and Western Province speedster Egon Seconds will be the man in charge of the first test.

Simbas ran out 34-10 winners in last year’s test match between the two sides played at the RFUEA grounds.

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