With Junior World Rugby Trophy qualification at stake during the 2018 Rugby Africa Barthes Cup U20 championships tentatively set for late March 2018, the national U20 team, Chipu, are set to hold their second residential training camp between 15th and 17th December in Gilgil.
Chipu, who played at the 2009 Junior World Rugby Trophy in Nairobi, were losing finalists at the 2017 Rugby Africa Barthes Cup U20 Championships, going down 61-24 to Namibia, having dispatched of Zimbabwe 34-24 and will be out to go one better in 2018.
Speaking to Kenya Rugby on Friday, Team Manager Jimmy Mnene said, “While many of the boys have been training with their club sides, we’ve also managed to set up a twice weekly strength and conditioning program over the past three months, an area where we struggled against Namibia. The technical team has had to adjust the program to balance the need for improved performance, stakeholder expectations and the resources at our disposal. Next weekend’s camp gives us an opportunity to have the squad in an environment where we review the progress on the targets we set them,” he added.