Saturday, June 12, 2010

TEST RUGBY: Victoria Cup

Zimbabwe v Kenya in Nairobi

Kenya and Zimbabwe clash for the inaugural match for the Victoria Cup, Africa's newest rugby competition. Both side are playing their first tests for 2010. Both sides have a big programme of test rugby involing this new Cup in Africa as well as the CAR Africa Cup.

Last Five Encounters
24.07.2004 Zimbabwe 24-15 in Bulawayo (Friendly)
24.05.2003 Kenya 32-24 in Nairobi (Friendly)
28.09.2002 Kenya 19-12 in Nairobi (Kenya Airways Cup)
03.07.1993 Zimbabwe 42-7 in Nairobi (WCQ Africa)
13.08.1989 Zimbabwe 56-9 in ?

GWC Rugby Rankings
Africa Table-Kenya 6th, Zimbabwe 10th
IRB Ranking Points-Kenya 49.68, Zimbabwe 46.91

Prediction: Kenya by 18 points


15. Vincent Mose (Impala RFC)
14. Victor Sudi (Kenya Harlequin FC)
13. Innocent Simiyu, Capt. (Impala RFC)
12. Patrice Agunda (Kenya Harlequin FC)
11. Peter Abuoga (Kenya Harlequin FC)
10. Nato Simiyu (Impala RFC)
9. Peter Mutai (Kenya Commercial Bank)
8. Paul Oimbo (Impala RFC)
7. David Mogere (Kenya Harlequin FC)
6. Ben Nyambu (Nondescripts RUFC)
5. Michael Aung (Nondescripts RUFC)
4. Wilson K'Opondo (Mean Machine RFC)
3. Joel Ng'anga (Kenya Harlequin FC)
2. Vincent Ongera (Kenya Harlequin FC)
1. Daniel Kiptoo (Kenya Harlequin FC)
16. Edwin Alubaka (Kenya Commercial Bank)
17. Nzioka Muema (Impala RFC)
18. Tony Mutai (Kenya Harlequin FC)
19. Andrew Amonde (Kenya Commercial Bank)
20. Charles Kanyi (Nondescripts RUFC)
21. David Ambunya (Kenya Harlequin FC)
22. Naftaly Bondo (Kenya Harlequin FC)
Head Coach: Michael Otieno

Kenya's Games ahead
June 12 v Zimbabwe in Nairobi (Victoria Cup)
June 19 v Mupumalanga in Witbank-Curtain raiser Italy v S.Africa
June 26 v Uganda (Elgon Cup)
July 17 v Zimbabwe in Bulawayo (Victoria Cup)

Zimbabwe Squad
Justin Butchanan (South Africa-based club) *
Prayer Chitenderu (Old Hararians)
Rocky Gurumani, Capt. (Old Hararians)
Daniel Hondo (Hurtpury RFC, England)
Vakai Hove (South Africa-based club) *
Paul Jessub (Harare Sports Club) *
Scotty Johns (South Africa-based club) *
Jacques Leitao (Mashonaland Country Districts)
Lloyd Machanjaira (Old Miltonians)
Tapiwa Mafi (Old Hararians)
W. Mbanje
Tafadzwa Mhende (Harare Sports Club)
Norman Mukondiwa (Matabeleland Province)
D, Mutamangira
Njabulo Ndlovu (Mashonaland Country Districts)
Gardner Nechironga (Polokwane, South Africa)
Danny Robertson
Josh Rowe (South Africa-based club) *
Sanele Sibanda (South Africa-based club) *
Paul Staak (Matabeleland Province)
Zacks Tondoro (England-based club)

Head Coach: Brandon Dawson
Assistant: Cyprian Mandenge
Manager: Noddy Kanyangarara

* New caps

Player info. put together from my own records.

Adapted from

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