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Uruguay too good for Kenya U20
By Eric Njiru | Wed 10 Jul, 2019 00:40

Kenya U20 Chipu suffered the biggest defeat of the tournament so far going down 63-11 to Uruguay in their opening match of the 2019 World Rugby Junior trophy in Brazil.

Uruguay ran in nine tries, six conversions and two penalties  against Kenya's one try and two penalties.

The South Americans led 39-3 at the interval. Kenya is making her second appearance at the World Junior trophy after playing at the 2009 edition held in Nairobi.

Earlier matches played in the opening day of the global tournament saw Japan beat hosts Brazil 56-24 and Tonga see off Canada 26-25.

Late kick-off saw Portugal beat Hong Kong 59-27 to close match day one. 

Kenya's next match is on Saturday at 1am against Brazil who will also be seeking a first win. Winner of the World Junior trophy will be promoted to next season's World Rugby U20s.

SCORING

KENYA 11
Tries – S. Were (61’)
Cons – D. Coulson 0/1
Pens – D. Coulson 2/2 (9’, 47’)

URUGUAY 63
Tries – M. Sonneveld 2 (1’, 59’), J. Rippe 2 (5’, 53?), B. Amaya (14’), A. Cat (29’), F. Etchegorry (37’), F. Arcos Pérez (42’), J. Garese (45’)
Cons – M. D’Avanzo 6/9 (2’, 6’, 15’, 38’, 46’, 60’)
Pens – M. D’Avanzo 2/2 (17’, 21’)

TEAMS

KENYA
1 Andrew Siminyu, 2 Bonface Ochieng (capt.), 3 Rotuk Rahedi, 4 Emanuel Silungi, 5 Frank Aduda, 6 James McGreevy, 7 Brian Amaitsa, 8 Sheldon Kahi, 9 Samuel Asati, 10 Michele Brighetti, 11 Andrew Matoka, 12 John Okoth, 13 Dominic Coulson, 14 Geoffrey Okwach, 15 Jeff Mutuku

Replacements: 16 Wilfred Waswa, 17 Ian Njenga, 18 Ian Masheti, 19 Collins Obure, 20 Hibrahim Ayoo, 21 Samuel Were, 22 George Kyriazi, 23 Barry Robinson, 24 Owain Ashley, 25 Timothy Okwemba, 26 Douglas Kahuri

URUGUAY
1 Ezequiel Ramos, 2 Juan Martín Rippe, 3 Faustino Etchegorry, 4 Juanjuan Garese (capt.), 5 Felipe Aliaga, 6 Maxime Sonneveld, 7 Felipe Lombardo, 8 Santiago Nicolich, 9 Alfonso Cat, 10 Matías D’Avanzo, 11 Baltazar Amaya, 12 Alfonso Costa, 13 Felipe Arcos Pérez, 14 Juan Pablo Costabile, 15 José Iruleguy

Replacements: 16 Carlos Gruss, 17 Santiago Bonasso, 18 Ignacio Péculo, 19 Reinaldo Piussi, 20 Juan Manuel Aguiar, 21 Carlos Deus, 22 Federico Slinger, 23 Santiago del Cerro, 24 Ignacio Rodríguez, 25 Tomás Pollio

Fixtures and results 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 

Tonga 26 Canada 25 

Japan 56 Brazil 24 

Kenya 11 Uruguay 63 

Portugal vs Hong Kong 1am


Saturday, July 13, 2019  

Tonga vs Hong Kong 6pm   

Japan vs Uruguay 8pm  

Portugal vs Canada 11pm  

Kenya vs Brazil 1am


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 

Hong Kong vs Canada 6pm 

Tonga vs Portugal 8pm 

Japan vs Kenya 11pm  

Uruguay vs Brazil 1am


Sunday, July 21, 2019 

Group A 4th vs Group B 4th -6pm 

Group A 3rd vs Group B 3rd -8pm  

Group A 2nd vs Group B 2nd -11pm  

Group A 1st vs Group B 1st -1am


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