The Kenyan Rugby team Simbas had a difficult start to their international games after losing to a resurgent German team at the weekend. The match which was played at the RFUEA Grounds attracted Kenyan fans who came to cheer on the Simbas.
Simbas who were leading for most parts of the second half went behind to the Germans bringing the first half score to 12-3. This was a huge lead for the Simbas and they were expected to go all the way and win the tie.
The second half brought a lot of challenges to the Simbas as the Germans came back rejuvenated and ready to handle the game. They were tries and conversions led by the German captain Poppmeir Michael. The score board changed to 12-10 bringing the Germans within 2 points of matching the Simbas. A Brenner Jacobus try gifted the Germans a 15-12 lead for the first time in the match.
Simbas’ Samson Onsumo then scored with the conversion being taken by Mukidza who sent them into a 19-15 lead. This was extended to 26-15 later when Ambunya and Mukidza scored and converted respectively.
A score and another conversion from the Germans sent them back to 22 points. The score sheet now read 26-22 with Simbas still leading. Mukidza scored another try for the Kenyans to send them to 29 points. Annoulah Harris then brought the Germans back and through mistakes by the Simbas, the final score came to 30-29 in favor of the visitors.
Simbas next fixture will come against Uganda in the Elgon Cup on the 10th of June in Kampala.