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Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 13:23

The Kenya Simbas will play Tunisia in the Africa Gold Cup in Nairobi.
Jerome Paarwater will name his squad on Thursday.
Game to be aired live on Kwese Sports

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Horsehead » Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 13:35

If Tunisia's result against Namibia is anything to go by this should be an easy win for the Simbas shouldn't it?

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby olivier » Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 13:36

Yes like two years ago.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 20:47

Horsehead wrote:If Tunisia's result against Namibia is anything to go by this should be an easy win for the Simbas shouldn't it?


Using games against Namibia to judge other teams is tricky. In last year's Gold Cup, Namibia beat Uganda in Uganda 31-40. Kenya had earlier comprehensively beaten Uganda at home in an Elgon cup match. Based on those results, expectations in certain quarters were that the game between Namibia and Kenya in Namibia would be close ... Kenya lost 56-21.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 05:58

Horsehead wrote:If Tunisia's result against Namibia is anything to go by this should be an easy win for the Simbas shouldn't it?


Nope, right now, the Simbas are playing like shit, sorry to say. Tunisia will really bring the fight to us, but I hope they learnt their lessons from the previous 2 test

matches, and will use the homeground advantage.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 06:04

ugrugbychiclet wrote:
Horsehead wrote:If Tunisia's result against Namibia is anything to go by this should be an easy win for the Simbas shouldn't it?


Using games against Namibia to judge other teams is tricky. In last year's Gold Cup, Namibia beat Uganda in Uganda 31-40. Kenya had earlier comprehensively beaten Uganda at home in an Elgon cup match. Based on those results, expectations in certain quarters were that the game between Namibia and Kenya in Namibia would be close ... Kenya lost 56-21.


ugrugbychiclet, You need to know that playing the Welschwistas in Windhoek is a totally different story. Ask anyone in African rugby and they will tell you.

If you look at the 3 defeats Kenya has had over Namibia, all three were outside Windhoek. For crying out loud, Russia lost to Namibia in Windhoek, but thrashed the Namibians in the World Rugby Nations Cup.

So, I think, that should give you an idea of how the desert landscape of Windhoek is. I can guarantee you if that game was in Nairobi or elsewhere, the results would be different.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Horsehead » Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 07:26

I was more going by how easily Namibia beat Tunisia recently when they didn't have close to a full strength team so I can't see Tunisia doing anything in Kenya

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 05:38

Horsehead wrote:I was more going by how easily Namibia beat Tunisia recently when they didn't have close to a full strength team so I can't see Tunisia doing anything in Kenya


Yep, we have an edge over them, but wouldn't write them off completely.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby victorsra » Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 21:42

kick off time?
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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby SANE17 » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 04:22

victorsra wrote:kick off time?


Saturday 8th at 04:00pm East African time.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 07:43

Simbas XVs squad to face Tunisia named

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/nyambua- ... ce-tunisia

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby SANE17 » Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 08:18

Neptune wrote:Simbas XVs squad to face Tunisia named

http://ragahouse.com/news/item/nyambua- ... ce-tunisia


Good to have Lyle Asilingwa back. Onsomu is an impressive scrum-half but Lyle is good on fast balls.

I hope Seje proves himself as Patrice has been disappointing this season.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Fri, 07 Jul 2017, 14:53

Let's wait and see how it goes. All the best to the Simbas xvs

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 13:34

Kenya 29 - Tunisia 0

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 13:35

Kenya dominating in the match 29 -0.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 13:44

Half time score Kenya 46 - Tunisia 10.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 14:52

Full time Kenya 100 - 10 Tunisia !

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby SANE17 » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 14:55

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Full time Kenya 100 - 10 Tunisia !

Demolition x! However, I'm under no illusions that Namibia and Zimbabwe will have a wide defence like the Tunisians.

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Re: Kenya vs Tunisia Africa Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Sat, 08 Jul 2017, 15:05

Good game by the Simbas but we can't test ourselves with Tunisia. Honestly speaking, let's see how we fare against Zimbabwe and Namibia to know where we truly are. But fantastic century by the Simba xvs

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