Kenya Simbas will play four build up matches before November's repechage as announced by Kenya Rugby Union.
The Simbas will play three matches in Nairobi in a span of 11 days before heading out to Europe where they play another friendly before repechage starts on Sunday November 11.
The first match will be on Wednesday October 17 against British Army followed by a clash with Africa champions Namibia on Sunday October 21. Namibia and Kenya met in August with the former winning 53-28 to qualify directly to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
"The Kenya Rugby Union has secured four build up fixtures for The Simbas as they prepare for November’s Rugby World Cup Repechage in Marseille, France," said KRU.
Kenya's third match will be against a semi-professional side from South Africa's Blue Bulls called Loftus 200 on Sunday 28th October. All three matches will be played in Nairobi. Kenya's final match is against Romania, ranked 17th, on Saturday November 3 in Bucharest then leave for France.
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The repechage tournament is a last chance qualification for the 20-team 2019 Rugby World Cup. Kenya is set to meet Canada, Hong Kong and Germany in the four-team tournament with the winner of the round robin event set to secure the last slot to the World Cup.
Summary of Kenya Simbas build up fixtures
Wed 17 Oct, 2018 vs British Army - RFUEA grounds
Sun 21 Oct, 2018 vs Loftus 200 - Blue Bulls
Sat 28 Oct, 2018 vs Namibia - RFUEA grounds
Sat 3 Nov, 2018 vs Romania, Bucharest
The Repechage fixtures (East African Time)
Sunday 11 November 2018
Hong Kong v Germany – 4.00pm
Canada v Kenya – 6.30pm
Saturday 17 November 2018
Hong Kong v Kenya – 4.00pm
Canada v Germany – 6.30pm
Friday 23 November 2018
Kenya v Germany – 8.00pm
Hong Kong v Canada – 10.30pm