The Kenya Simbas were handed a 36-5 loss by Romania A in Bucharest on 3rd November. The two Unions with the support of World Rugby organized the friendly that played a big part in The Simbas preparation for the Repechage, in Marseille, France.
Romania had scored two tries, one conversion and penalty by the time Simbas through, William Ambaka scored their solitary try. Five minutes after Ambaka’s try, the Romanian Captain went over the whitewash extending his side’s lead to 22-5 after a successful conversion. At the stroke of half time, a penalty try was awarded to the hosts after a Kenyan infringement at the try line. Romania leading 29-5.
Second half only one try was scored by the hosts. The second group of the Simbas squad seemed to defend better but their attacking pace and ball possession in this half did not translate into points. A loose Kenyan ball from an off load is what led to the Romanian try in the second half that saw them extend their lead to 36-5 to full time.
The Simbas have a bigger task at hand as Canada, Hong Kong and Germany await them.
Photo courtesy of Rugby Romania.