Kenya, Hong Kong Name Their Match Day Squads

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Dennis Karani, Cyprian Kuto, Daniel Sikuta and Samson Onsomu have been rewarded for their outstanding performances in Kenya “A”’s 24-18 win over Hong Kong on Tuesday night, making the Simbas 23 man squad for Saturday’s test against the same opponent at the RFUEA Ground.

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Team Manager Simiyu Wangila, addressing the press, said, “ These four players stood up to be counted,, they played their hearts out against Hong Kong. “

Kuto and Karani were part  in the Simbas side that  beat Zimbabwe 27-18 to win the 2013 Africa Cup, while Onsomu, (pictured in action) is yet to make his test debut, featuring as an unused sub in the 18-17 win away to Brazil on June 17.

Simbas
15. Tony Onyango, 14. Darwin Mukidza, 13. David Ambunya, 12. Nick Barasa, 11. Dennis Muhanji, 10. Nato Simiyu, 9. Edwin Achayo, 1.Joseph Kang’ethe, 2. Peter Karia, 3. James Kang’ethe, 4. Simon Muniafu, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. Michael Okombe, 7. Tony Owuor, 8. Brian Nyikuli (captain)

Replacements 16: Sammy Warui, 17. Curtis Lilako, 18. Dennis Karani, 19. Dan Sikuta, 20. Max Adaka, 21. Samson Onsomu, 22. Isaac Adimo, 23. Cyprian Kuto

Hong Kong Name Squad For Kenya Test

Hong Kong have announced their match day 23 for Saturday’s Tatu City Series clash against Kenya at the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi.

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Team Manager Dai Rees expects that Hong Kong will face a different squad but a similar style from Kenya: “It looks as if they have been keeping their test squad together for a while so we don’t expect many players from their ‘A’ squad to be selected.

Hong Kong: 1. Ben HIGGINS, 2. Jamie TSANG, 3. Jack PARFITT, 4. Adrian GRIFFITHS, 5. Fin FIELD, 6. Nick HEWSON (Captain), 7. Mathew LAMMING, 8. Dan FALVEY, 9. Adam ROLSTON, 10. Liam OWENS* 11. Charles HIGSON-SMITH, 12. Tyler SPITZ, 13. Matt ROSSLEE*, 14. Jamie ROBINSON, 15. Ed ROLSTON.
Reserves: 16. Alex POST**, 17. Alex NG Wai-shing, 18 Adam FULLGRABE, 19. Mike PARFITT**, 20. Tony WONG, 21. Joey CHEUNG Ho-yin**, 22. Charles Cheung Ho-ning, 23. Hugo STILES**.
*First Hong Kong cap; ** Potential first Hong Kong cap

JD To Officiate Tatu City Series Clash

South African Cwengile “ JD” Jadezweni makes his test officiating debut, handling the Tatu City Series clash between Kenya and Hong Kong at Nairobi’s RFUEA Grounds on Saturday

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JD  was named on South Africa’s Elite Panel for the first time this season and was one of eight referees at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester, England, in June.
“This is a great achievement for JD,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

“We are very proud of him and we wish him luck for his Test debut this weekend. He is an extremely dedicated and hard-working referee and he has made steady strides in his career in the last few years, so being awarded his first Test is just reward for all his hard work.

“What makes his appointment even more remarkable is that he will be making his Test debut before officiating his first Super Rugby match, and that shows that anything is possible if one puts in the hard yards.

Former Lady Boks Star Meiring To Serve As Citing Commissioner

Former Lady Boks star Yolanda Meiring will be the Citing Commissioner during the Kenya- Hong Kong clash at Nairobi’s RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.

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Meiring,a teacher at Laerskool Constantiapark in Pretoria has been a key figure in South African Women’s rugby in the last few years, featured in four Rugby World Cups.

This included the 15-a-side World Rugby Women’s World Cups in 2006 and 2010, as well as the 2009 and 2013 World Rugby Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments.

She also participated in two World Rugby Nations Cup tournaments, in 2009 and 2011, among other internationals.

Live Broadcast For Kenya-Hong Kong Clash

Saturday’s Tatu City Series test match between Kenya and Hong Kong will be aired live on Zuku Sports channel 300.Viewers will also be able to catch the game online courtesy of a livestream link http://zuku.co.ke/live

The match kicks off at 4.00pm East African Time (GMT+3).

Live Broadcast For Kenya-Hong Kong Clash

Saturday’s Tatu City Series test match between Kenya and Hong Kong will be aired live on Zuku Sports channel 300.Viewers will also be able to catch the game online courtesy of a livestream link http://zuku.co.ke/live

The match kicks off at 4.00pm East African Time (GMT+3).

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