Kenya Simbas Head Coach Unveils 2023 Rugby World Cup Qualifications Squad

Kenya Simbas

The 2023 Rugby World Cup final qualification round will be held in Dubai, next month. Kenya Simbas Head Coach Paul Odera announces exciting prospects.

Kenya Simbas failure to qualify directly for the 2023 Rugby World Cup means that they will have to participate in the ‘Repechage’, or the Rugby Word Cup qualifier tournament from November 6-18 in Dubai.

Kenya Simbas in action at a past fixture (Photo/Courtesy)
Kenya Simbas in action at a past fixture (Photo/Courtesy)

Haed Coach Odera has noted high hopes in a squad full of youth and experience. The most notable absentee is Shujaa star Collins Injera.

After being sidelined from the squad due to a three-year injury, Collins Injera featured in the Carling Currie Cup First Division match and Rugby Africa Cup but has not regained full form.

Kenya Simbas player Collins Injera at a past fixture (photo credit: Mike Lee / KLC / World Rugby)
Kenya Simbas player Collins Injera at a past fixture (photo credit: Mike Lee / KLC / World Rugby)

Joshua Waweru (back row), who plays in England’s Top Division for Northampton Saints, and Amon Wamalwa (halfback), who plays for Homeboyz, will make their debut for Kenya Simbas this November.

Head Coach Paul Odera named the 30-man squad at Pembroke School in Nakuru, on Friday.

This is the team expected to travel to Dubai on Tuesday:

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Kenya Simbas came together for training in September and participated in weekend camps in Nairobi before a residential camp that lasted for ten days and ended on Wednesday.

Ahead of the residential camp Head Coach, Odera noted, “We want to get the team in the right frame of mind, and this camp will also assist us to tweak a few areas of our play and get our overseas players to train with the team together after a number of months away.”

Kenya Simbas will begin the season by playing the U.S.A. on November 6 before facing Portugal on November 12. November 18 will see them face Hong Kong.

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