Kenya 15’s Rugby team will begin their training this weekend as they prepare for their upcoming test match against Portugal set for May 30th at the RFUEA Grounds.
The Kenya Simbas will train for four days beginning this Saturday May 23 at the Barclays Sports Club, Ruaraka. The first training session will be on Saturday between 6.30am and 10.30am.
On Monday, there will be a double training session, the first at RFUEA Grounds at 6.00am and the second at Barclays Sports Club at 6.00pm. The same schedule will be repeated on Wednesday at Barclays Sports Club, just a day after squad announcement which is scheduled for Tuesday at 10.00am.
The final training session, commonly referred to as the ‘Captain’s Run’ in rugby jargon, will be held at 4.00pm on Friday at the RFUEA Grounds, just a day before the Portugal clash.
A total of 51 players will participate in the first two training sessions before Kenya Head Coach Jerome Paarwater cuts the number down to size, 39, for the Portugal clash.
Portugal climbed one place up to 23rd in the latest World Rugby Rankings released last week Monday with 57.40 points. Kenya on the other hand remained rooted in position 32 with 53.25 points. The Portuguese’s worst ranking was in 2012 at position 27, their best was 16 in 2012.
Both sides will use the match to garner some ranking points but Kenya Shimbas will also use it as preparation for the Rugby Afrique tournament where they will face Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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