KRU to conduct Chipu trials ahead of Barthes Cup in Harare

Kenya’s top junior rugby players are set to face off at the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) National under 20 trials at the RFUEA grounds tomorrow ahead of Barthes Cup that will be played in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 20-28.

Among the requirements for registration are an original birth certificate, a valid Passport, a yellow fever certificate and two passport-size photos.

The players’ birthdays must be between December 31, 2003 and July 2, 2007.

KRU has plans to have the team play university and a few Kenya Cup teams in build-up matches.

Kenya hosted four editions of the championship — winning two after beating Namibia 21-18 and Madagascar 21-20 in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

In the 2022 edition, Chipu finished third after beating Madagascar 49-15 in the bronze medal match. They had lost to 16-5  Namibia in the semifinals.

In 2023, Kenya lost 28-7 to Zimbabwe in the final at Nyayo Stadium.

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