Rugby sevens Player tackle [photo: Citizen Tv]
The 18 selected Rugby under 20 youngsters from Western Kenya are set to prove their worth in their positions, after the search for more players to join the rugby sevens national team moves, across the country
Kenya Rugby Union course coordinator,Paul Murunga, says the trials are part of a larger plan to breed talented players for future assignments.
The battle at the RFUEA grounds will take place in the Central and Eastern Regions within the coming two weeks.
It will culminate in a national U20 7s team, which will comprise a squad that played during Barthes Cup.
To be eligible for selection, players must have been born not earlier than January 1, 2001.
KRU hopes the team will compete as early as October 30-31 at the Safari 7s in Nairobi.
Murunga, the former Homeboyz RFC head coach, added that the next focus will be on under-18 and an under-20 15s team.
Echoing Murunga’s words, Ronald Okoth, development coordinator at KRU, described the Western region trials as highly competitive.