Kenya 15s national rugby team is expected to receive their new head coach from New Zealand in the opening week of April. Experienced Ian Snook has been settled upon by the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) as the suitable replacement for former Simbas boss Jerome Paarwater.
Snook will also be bringing along his assistant Murray Roulston whom together they will be expected to lead SImbas into the 2019 Japan world cup African qualifiers. His assistant also bears a rich history of working with professional sides including top tier Super rugby league under Highlanders club.
The duo have a combined rich experience working in professional rugby zones including New Zealand, England, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, Croatia and Italy. They will catch up with Kenya’s coaches Dominique Habimana and Charles Ngovi strenghth and conditioning phase in their pre-season preparations.
Meanwhile Kenya cup defending champions KCB attribute their successful cup finals qualification to composure. KCB edged rivals Impala Saracens 15-0 at the Lions den, KCB Sports club on Saturday to set a third cup finals date with Kabras Sugar.
“It was not an easy match. We knew Impala was coming to play hard but we maintained our composure and used it to win the match,” said KCB team manager Ronney Kangeta. KCB will now be looking forward to a bigger one, one which if they triumph will make them a five-time Kenya cup champs and twice in a row.
The repeat cup finals to be played at the RFUEA Grounds this Saturday was made possible by Kabras hunger for a second cup, pinning favorites and hosts Homeboyz to a 29-13 submission at the Jamhuri grounds.