Kenya Simbas maul Hong Kong
By Eric Njiru | Sat 27 Aug, 2016 17:40

Kenya Simbas wrapped up their 2016 XVs assignments on a high with a 34-10 slaying of the Dragons of Hong Kong at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 27 August, 2016.

Kenya ran in four tries to Hong Kong’s one and carried a 20-3 lead to the break before winning 34-10 to avenge a 44-17 loss to the same side back on 13 December 2011 in Dubai during an Emirates Airline Cup tie in their only other test.

Simbas started on a high with Darwin Mukidza slotting in a penalty after Hong Kong''s offside moments before Kenya Harlequins' Joseph Kangethe touched down with Mukidza adding the extras.

David Ambunya would open a run in the wing to set up Tony Onyango to make it 17-0 after Mukidza's conversion. Mukidza added another penalty as did Hong Kong's Matt Roslee, to send the game to the break at 20-3 in favor of the hosts.

Mukidza was at it again chipping the ball forward for fly-half Nato Simiyu to score and extend the lead to 27-3. Kenya made the first change at this point as Samson Onsomu came in for Edwin Achayo. The wave continued as Hong Kong were restless and were caught by Mukidza who scored and converted his own try for things to stand at 34-3.

Simon Muniafu was ruled out with a hand injury and Dan Sikuta replaced him in a span of time that saw hooker Peter Karia and captain Brian Nyikuli go out for Sammy Warui and Max Adaka respectively. Tony Onyango also gave way for Isaac Adimo before Hong Kong landed their first try courtesy of substitute Hugo Stiles with Roslee sending in the conversion.

Cyprian 'Maguvu' Kuto and Dennis Karani came in for Nato Simiyu and James Kangethe in what was the last moment of the match. 

Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere with experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: +254726205521
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