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

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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.

Email: news@kahawatungu.com

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