Kenya Simbas bag first win in Currie Cup, South Africa
The Kenya men's 15's rugby team, Simbas managed to knick a first win in the Currie Cup staged in South Africa.
The Simbas beat Border Bulldogs 35-12 at Davidson Stadium on Saturday 7 May 2022 in a sizzling encounter that saw a glimpse of brilliance from the Kenyan side.
The Kenyan gents had a bright start in the match up and put pressure on their hosts to win a penalty in the attacking 22. Off the lineout, the Simbas went for a maul which was powerfully shoved and gave hooker Brian Waraba a chance to score the opening try.
Flyhalf Geoffrey Ominde was sure with his spot on conversion kick to add two extra points from the tee for a 7-0 lead against the Bulldogs.
The host had a chance to trim the gap after a penalty in Simbas' 22 but their kicker sent the ball far wide.
The Bulldogs would later on rattle the Simbas but they failed to gather the ball after a kick and chase, missing the chance to score. They later grew into the game and after minutes of possession, they landed a try at the 33rd minute.
With a back and forth tussle, coming off from the bench was Jone Kubu’s grubber kick that saw the Simbas earn a fourth try via 8th man Bethuel Anami as the scores changed to 25-12.
The Simbas stretched the lead further with two minutes to play. Once again, it was Kubu who created the chance. Off a scrum in Bulldogs' 22, the Fijian-born Kenyan fly-half attacked the blind side drawing his markers in before releasing a sublime pass to Okwemba to score the fifth try and his second of the day.
Kubu who has been monumental for the Paul Odera led squad sealed the Simbas victory by scoring a penalty just before the full time hooter settling the scores at 35-12.