A 43-man Kenya squad has been selected by coach Paul Odera ahead of this year’s Africa Under-20 Championship, The Barthes Cup, with the dates and venue to be announced by Rugby Africa at a later stage.
The squad began training on Tuesday. It was selected after a series of trials conducted by Odera and his technical team.
Speaking after the final trials in Nairobi on Sunday Odera said: “It is good to see that we have a lot of talent across the country and what is very exciting is that the boys are keen and ready to learn. Today’s goal is to see which of the players we saw during the regions can step up and fulfil the potential we saw.”
Chipu, as the Kenya national Under-20 squad is referred to, are the reigning Barthes Cup champions after defeating Namibia 21-18 in the final in Nairobi in April last year.
The victory earned them the right to represent Africa at the World Rugby Junior Trophy in Brazil where they finished sixth overall.
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