Chipu to kick off World Rugby U20 Trophy against Uruguay

Written By: KRU/Muraya Kamunde
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The national under 20 team has been pooled alongside Japan, Uruguay and either Canada or USA in Pool A of the World Rugby U20 Trophy.

The 12th edition of the annual tournament will be held from 9th to 21st July in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil.

A total of eight teams in two pools will battle each other for a slot in the World Rugby U20 Championship.

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Hosts Brazil will make their first appearance in the U20 Trophy and will face Portugal, Hong Kong and Tonga in Pool B.

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“Uruguay have been in this tournament for about seven consecutive years, Japan on paper seem to be the strongest team having been relegated from the U20 Championships and USA and Canada have always been very seasoned and organized sides,” said Chipu head coach Paul Odera.

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“We are working on our kicking which is where we have been some challenges. The players are really working hard and they have taken up the culture of individual responsibility,” he added.

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Chipu qualified for the tournament after a 21-18 win over defending Champions Namibia in Nairobi to lift the Africa U20 Champions title.

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