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Chipu’s Coach Simon Jawichre Unveils Key Ingredient Behind Qualification for World Rugby U20 Trophy

Chipu Head Coach Simon Jawichre attributed his team’s success in the Rugby Africa Barthes U20 Trophy to the proper execution of the game plan and following touchline instructions. After Chipu came from behind to defeat Zimbabwe in the title decider, Jawichre praised the young players for adhering to the game plan. He revealed that fine-tuning the scrummage and liners sectors helped Chipu claim a 28-13 victory over Zimbabwe, despite falling behind in the early minutes of the game.

Jawichre emphasized that the scrummage and liners were crucial in breaking down Zimbabwe’s defense. He described the win as a much-needed boost for Kenyan rugby, aiming to take it up the scale and rebuild the sport in the country. Chipu is set to face the Netherlands and Uruguay in Pool B of the tournament, with the final place to be taken by the winner of the USA-Canada play-off.

The line-up for Pool A includes Samoa, Scotland, Japan, and the Asian qualifier Hong Kong China. Both Chipu and the Junior Sables were unbeaten going into the final round of matches following earlier wins over Tunisia and Namibia. Jawichre sees the win as an intervention that will give rugby fans a belief in the sport after its elimination from the World Rugby Series.