Five patriots had the honour of taking part in the Kenya Rugby Under 20 trials earlier on today, which were conducted at the Kenya Rugby Union grounds home to Kenya rugby giants Kenya Harlequins RFC.
Roy Nandwa, a Wazalendo protege, was his usual self, running those dangerously elusive lines on attack and displaying rock solid defence when he was needed to. His ability to play any position in the backline is an added advantage for him.
Obed Nyabika, playing at his preferred scrum half position, was on fire with his well timed passes putting the forwards in to space. His ability to martial forwards was also on display, with the coaches seemingly impressed by it.
Ken Obel despite not getting much game time, is a player to watch and he proved that with a huge defensive hit on an opponent when he was brought in. He’s an exemplary quick forward with an ability to play in the second row and back row positions with great comfort.
Quinton Plimo is as dangerous on defence as he is on attack. Playing in the open side prop position his abilities at scrum time proved useful, and earned him the attention of the headcoach among other coaches that were present and also took notice.
The crown though, goes to Austin Aunyasi, he’s barely 10 months old in rugby having joined the sport May of last year (2020). He was quite unfortunate not to play rugby in Highschool, but that definitely did not stop the young lad from joining the Wazalendo Rugby team last year, and now he’s on the verge of getting selected to the Kenya Under 20 national team. The future looks bright for the young man from Bungoma and here at Wazalendo we wish him all the very best.
The official list of all those who’ll be selected to join the training camp will be unveiled in two weeks time.