Chipu, the national Under 20 rugby team will train in South Africa before heading for the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in Brazil.
The the world showpiece set for July 9th to 21st, Kenya were the Africa champions following their 21-18 win over then champions Namibia at the finals played at KCB Sports ground in Ruaraka.
Initially they had humiliated Tunisia 73-0 in semi-final in the Barthes Trophy. And they will face Japan and Uruguay in pool A matches.
Speaking on Friday, Chipu head coach Paul Odera described the group as ‘very difficult,’ especially because Japan, Uruguay, Canada and USA are regular campaigners in the second-tier world competition. The teams have also competed in the top-tier World Rugby Under 20 Championship.
Japan is back in the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy after being relegated from the top-tier global tournament for finishing last in 2018 edition.
This will be the second time Kenya is competing at the world stage after hosting the Under-20 Trophy in 2009 at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa Grounds, and at Impala Grounds in Nairobi.
Source: Daily Nation