Last Gasp Penalty Earns Chipu Win Over Host Brazil In World Junior Trophy


Kenya’s Chipu picked their first win at the ongoing World Junior trophy by edging out host Brazil 26-24 on Sunday morning.

A last gasp penalty kick by fly half Dominic Coulson was all the Chipus needed to crown a good work with a win.

Brazil had come from 17 points down to lead Kenya U20 23-24 but Culson gave the young Simbas a last laugh.

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Dominic Coulson’s points and Geoffrey Okwach’s try saw Kenya lead 13-10 at the interval before taking a 23-10 within seven minutes in the second half.

Brazil however fought back to score on the right wing and in between the posts to go 23-24 up before Coulson slotted in the three pointer.

Kenya now has one win from the competition while Brazil remains winless. On Wednesday, they lost 11-63 to Uruguay.

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Other matches on matchday 2 saw Portugal beat Canada 49-21, Japan beat Uruguay 46-31 and Tonga dismiss Hong Kong 64-12.

Kenya’s next match is against Japan on Wednesday at 11pm.

Round 2 results 

Kenya 26 Brazil 24

Portugal 49 Canada 21

Japan 46 Uruguay 31

Tonga 64 Hong Kong 12

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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