Relegation for Kenyan lock in France
By Raga House | Mon 30 Apr, 2018 14:52

Decazeville, the club that Kenya's second row Simon Muniafu turns out for, suffered relegation from the French Federale 2 to Federale 3 after going down 39-21 to L'Isle Jourdain in their last fixture.

Decazeville had beaten the same side 19-14 earlier in January but could not repeat the same heroics when it mattered the most during the reverse game.

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They trailed 22-9 at half time and though they put up a spirited fight in the second half the hosts hang on to claim the game.

Muniafu who joined the club in October last year from Impala Saracens for nine months was part of the squad that took on L'Isle Jourdain. 

He spoke to Eric Njiru on Monday and said;

"Coach transition, player red cards and injuries cost us big time. I’ve been good here at the club, I got to play different positions like six and got exposed to a beautiful culture."

Muniafu fractured his hand on the game but says he has since recovered. 

The loss left Decazeville placed second from bottom in the 12-team pool 6, one of eight that make up Federale 2, a league that promotes to Federale 2 which sits behind the Top 14 and Rugby Pro D2.

Speaking on the loss Decazeville coach Fabrice Landes, as quoted by publication ladepeche.fr said;

"Nothing to say. We were consistent for about 20 minutes then we made too many mistakes. L'Isle is a great team, much better than in the first leg. The score is a bit heavy and hard for the players, especially in the second half,"

Reports from France do indicate that with the relegation several players could exit the club - Muniafu included though word has it some Federale 2 sides are keen to keep him at that level. 

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