Monday, April 27, 2009

Fwd: It's judgment day on JWRT match day three

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From: Michael Kwambo <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:48:37 -1200
Subject: It's judgment day JWRT match day three

It's judgment day on match day three at the International Rugby
Board's Junior World Rugby Trophy (JWRT) in Nairobi. The two teams
that will qualify for Sunday's final will be known on this day when
the preliminary pool fixtures come to an end.

Hosts Kenya, lying third in Pool A behind Namibia and the USA, kick
off the day's proceedings when they face the fourth placed Cayman
Islands in the early kick off.

Mitch Ocholla, the Kenya under 20 head coach is upbeat ahead of this
clash. He heaped praise on his charges following their come from
behind 33-32 win over the USA's Junior Eagles on Saturday. He was
particularly impressed with Chipu's fighting spirit even as they
trailed 14-32 with less than fourteen minutes left on the ticker.

Shifting his attention to their do or die clash against the Cayman
Islands on Wednesday, Ocholla intimated that he would deploy a mobile
forward unit as he seeks to pile up the points against the Pool A
battering rams and secure Kenya's qualification to the JWRT final. The
injured trio of Kennedy Gacheru, Polycarp Odhiambo and Mike Wanjala
are all doubts for this clash though Ocholla believes that the rest of
the squad can competently and comfortably dispose of the Caymans and
secure passage to the final.

The other clash in this pool sees leaders Namibia coming up against
second placed USA who are wounded after their dramatic collapse
against Kenya in Saturday's action. The two sides are also eyeing the
pool's single slot in the final. Both sides go into this clash knowing
that nothing short of a win and this match promises to be a thriller.

Pool B action sees South Korea play Papua New Guinea in what is
ideally are formality match as both sides lost their opening two
fixtures and are out of contention for the JWRT.

The other fixture sees the ruthlessly efficient Romanians take on the
workmanlike Chile in the battle for Pool B supremacy and a ticket to
Sunday's JWRT final.

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom
friend,experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and
hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

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