The year 2020 promised to be one of the most exciting years in Kenya Rugby history, but then the pandemic hit!
They came for Benja, we didn’t speak, they said he spoke to the President and undercut them, we believed them. They came for the referees, we didn’t speak, they said they didn’t know how to ref anyway and we could do without them (we couldn’t). Just before a crucial rugby world cup qualifier, they came… Continue reading Simba Amechoka!
Jambo Mr. Snook and Karibu Kenya, I am sure you have heard this greeting more than enough times so far, so we’ll skip the pleasantries.. First congratulations on your appointment as the Kenya Simbas head coach, I imagine that you would have preferred getting this assignment at a less demanding point in the team’s calendar,… Continue reading Dear Ian Snook…
A lot has happened since we last spoke rugby on this space, both at the national and club level, there have also been a few interesting side shows. Allow us to catch up.. The Simbas The Simbas played in the Reagan Hotel Cup of nations which featured Chile, Russia and hosts Hong Kong. Forget about… Continue reading Since The Last Time We Spoke Rugby.
The year is 2012 in the month of March, a star studded KCB rugby side has traveled to the great rift to face Nakuru RFC in a match day 14 fixture. Nakuru, still in their old dark green and navy blue shirts, would put in a defensive master class as they edged KCB 8-3.… Continue reading A Back Row Par Excellence – Mike Okombe.
It is towards the tail end of action on day 2 of the 2017 Driftwood sevens, we are seated under the gracious shade of a tree, at a far corner of the Mombasa Sports club, a few meters from a dejected looking tent. Over the two days of competition, the tent had housed two sides… Continue reading The Swag Runner Has Come Full Circle!
The Kenya Simbas on Sunday played out to a 19 all draw in the first of a two test series against Hong Kong. With 17 changes to the Simbas side, this test offered the perfect platform for players who had been overlooked to make a case for themselves. Most did stake a claim to the… Continue reading Kenya vs Hong Kong Player Ratings.
A harsh lesson at the hands of the Germans, a lucky win in Kampala and a scrappy draw in Nairobi, describe the Simbas start to the 2017 international calendar. At a similar stage last year, the Simbas had blown Uganda apart with a 48-10 win in Kampala, before impressively sneaking in a one point win… Continue reading Je Simba Ni Mgonjwa?
It is no doubt, the most anticipated fixture on the Kenya rugby international calendar, and it happens tomorrow. The Simbas taking on the Uganda rugby cranes, in Nairobi, more specific The RFUEA. Remember that once they took this fixture Kasarani? There is always something special in the air whenever we host our ‘noisy neighbours,’ no… Continue reading 5 Things You Must Experience At The Elgon Cup
In Episode 22, the hecklers are joined by one man ‘Dema-Nguvu’ as they preview the second leg of the 2017 Elgon Cup.