Kenya will host the World Rugby U20 Trophy this year from July 15-30 at the Nyayo stadium.
It will be the second time Kenya is hosting the cup after hosting one in 2009.
The trophy will be played by eight teams a statement by Rugby world union.
“The U20 Trophy will be played by eight teams in Nairobi(Kenya) from July 15-30,” read the statement.
This will be the first time the tournament will be played after three canceled editions because of the pandemic.
This will be the third time the trophy is being played in Africa with Zimbabwe being the host of the 2016 tournament.
The World Rugby U20 Trophy 2023 participating teams are Scotland (relegated from the U20 Championship in 2019), Kenya (hosts), Hong Kong (Asia), Samoa (Oceania), Spain (Europe), Uruguay (South America), and two teams still to qualify through regional competition from North America and Africa.
South Africa will host the World Rugby U20 championship for the next two years that is 2023 and 2024.
The World Rugby U20 Championship 2023 participating teams are Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and Wales.
“The U20 Championship and Trophy have been hugely popular since their inception 15 years ago and have proven successful with countless stars moving on to play test rugby and shine on the biggest stage and many of them will be on display when Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off in September.”
“Africa is a significant growth region for rugby and I would like to thank our friends in Kenya and South Africa respectively for hosting rugby’s bicentenary year. We look forward to seeing the 20 teams inspiring the African continent with breath-taking action.” Said World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont.
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