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KRU through the Kenya U20 Management conducted regional trials on various days this December as they kicked off their preparations for Barthes Cup 2020.

The backs and forwards Coaches Kenny Andola and Mike Aung took charge of the first round of trials in Nakuru on 7th December which were followed by Paul Odera, Michael Owino and Billy Odengo heading to Embu on the 8th of December.

On 15th December, the third round of trials was held at the RFUEA Grounds where 82 players stood up to counted before Odera wrapped up in Kakamega and Kisumu with the last set of trials on Monday 16th December.

The selected players from all regions who impressed the technical team with their core skills, match fitness, and gameplay will now come together at the RFUEA Grounds on 5th January for the final trails session. They will be joined by the crop of 2019 Chipu players who are still eligible come 2020 after which a 40-man squad will be selected.

Chipu will participate in the Barthes Cup in 2020 at a date and venue to be confirmed by Rugby Africa. The tournament has traditionally been held in either March or April. If Chipu successfully defends their title, they will be Africa’s representatives at the Junior World Rugby Trophy to be held in Spain from September 14th -27th 2020.

Players are advised to come ready to show how well they can play the game of rugby and also display how they’re able to collaborate with players from diverse backgrounds. They should also submit the following documents on the day:
1. Original Birth certificate
2. Valid Passport. Please check the number of pages and expiry dates. (Or receipt showing you have applied for a passport)
3. Yellow Fever Certificate
4. Two passport pictures

Selected Players from Regional Trials

Postion Surname Name DOB Club/School
Loose Head Prop Kiarie Charles Muiruri 21/11/2001 Alliance High School
Loose Head Prop Wainana Willy Nganga 03-11-00 Stanbic Mwamba RFC
Loose Head Prop Mureithi Ian Kinyua 27/5/2000 South Coast Pirates
Hooker Ooga Maxwell Atera 07-06-01 N.Suburbs RFC
Hooker Kuira Sean Douglas 20/10/2001 Alliance High School
Hooker Omondi Thedius Marvin 10-09-00 Daystar Falcons RFC
Hooker Ronny Willy Nganga 07-11-00 Kisumu RFC
Tighthead Prop Ngige Tariq 19/5/2001 Resolution Impala Saracens
Tighthead Prop/Hooker Ambale Rodney 17/11/2000 Strathmore Leos
Tighthead Prop Kabiru Alvin Ndonga 19/3/2002 Alliance High School
Lock Wekesa Kevin 08-07-00 Kabras Sugar RFC
Lock Mburu Hillary 18/2/2000 Nondies RFC
Lock Wandera George Makudiuh 17/9/2000 Homeboyz RFC
Lock/backrow Ndirangu William 15/12/2000 Unattached
Lock Ambillah Leo Henricke 09-01-01 Resolution Impala Saracens
Lock Olasya Shawn David 21/9/2000 Dagoretti Bulldogs
Lock Owino Argwings 16/9/2000 Kisumu RFC
Lock Okeyo Thomas 31/1/2000 Kabianga Secondary School
Backrow Nganga Nickson Mwania 03-11-01 MKU Thika
Backrow Wendo Brian 27/8/2000 Vandals RFC
Backrow Juma Reagan Jonathan 13/7/2001 KCB RFC
Backrow/Lock Moranga Kevin 24/5/2000 Stanbic Mwamba RFC
Backrow/lock Odhiambo Daniel 31/12/1999 Shamas
Backrow/centre Kangethe Julius 13/10/2001 Muranga RFC
Backrow Wamalwa Ian 27/2/2000 Kisumu RFC
Backrow Gichana Victor 27/7/2000 Kabras Sugar RFC
Backrow Indeche Collins 26/4/2001 Kabras Sugar RFC
Scrum half Mwangi James 11-02-01 Resolution Impala Saracens
Scrum half Kagoche Brian Karimi 06-03-01 Embu RFC
Scrum half Mwanzia Samuel 14/5/2000 Strathmore Leos
Scrum half Kyeti Alex 09-02-01 N.Suburbs RFC
Scrum half Sibwoga Hope 22/8/2001 Ahero RFC
Scrum half Tosha Ali Rashid 22/6/2000 South Coast Pirates
Scrum half/15 Mikanga Walter 31/8/2000 Kisumu RFC
Halfback Makove Joseph Kivuva 11-10-00 Ngong Warriors
Halfback Kamadi Warren 02-08-01 Sawagongo High School
Halfback Kyalo William 03-04-01 South Coast Pirates
Flyhalf Onyango Fidens Tony 12-05-00 N.Suburbs RFC
Flyhalf Pettersan Nygel 26/5/2002 Kabras Sugar RFC
Flyhalf Wamalwa Amon 21/1/2001 Homeboyz RFC
Inside Centre Oloo Shem Okola 02-02-02 N.Suburbs RFC
Centre Otieno Felix 02-09-00 Kisumu RFC
Back three/Centre Myatt – Taylor Thomas Alistair 05-08-02 Milton Abbey
Outside Center Likosi George Juma 05-02-02 N.Suburbs RFC
Outside Center Omwoyo Keith 10-09-00 Nyamira
Outside Center Terrick Ivine 10-12-00 N.Suburbs RFC
Centre/wing Agesa Adaka Bryceson 19/10/2000 Kabras Sugar RFC
Centre Kolian Elvin 11-06-01 Nakuru High School
Utility Back Mwaura Samuel 31/12/2001 Top Fry Nakuru RFC
Back Three Enonda Bede 19/2/2000 Kabras Sugar RFC
Back three/Flyhalf Onzere Arnold 24/4/2001 Homeboyz RFC
Back Three Nyamweya Adama Bagaka 05-07-00 Mean Machine
Back Three Mwangi Anthony Njenga 25/12/2000 Stormers RFC
Back Three Otieno Elvis 03-06-00 TUK
Back Three Omanyo Walter 18/12/2000 Strathmore Leos
Back Three Lewis Mark 16/1/2001 Dagoretti High School
Back Three Kenga Raymond 07-06-00 Mombasa RFC
Back Three Wachiuri Isaiah 03-04-01 Dedan Kimathi University
Back Three Ojiambo Eugene 06-01-02 Kisumu RFC
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