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World Rugby U20 Trophy: Chipu faces tough start against Uruguay

Kenya's U20 rugby team Chipu made a bold start in their opening match of the World Rugby U20 Trophy against Uruguay.

The match on July 2 ended in a 25-7 victory for Uruguay. Despite the loss, Chipu's head coach Simon Jawichre remains optimistic about his team's prospects in the tournament.

In a post-game interview, coach Jawichre shared his thoughts on the game.

“Despite the loss, it was a good start,” he said. “We are optimistic that we will be better in the next games. We want to focus on the game early and score tries as early as possible so that we are not chasing points in the closing stages of the game. Our main goal as a team is to get better results than last time.”

Uruguay took control early in the game, capitalising on their chances and keeping the pressure on the Kenyan team.

Despite Chipu's strong defensive performance, Uruguay's experience and tactical implementation ultimately secured the victory.

Kenya's lone try from Michael Wamalwa was a testament to their resilience and potential, with the team showing moments of brilliance that point to a promising future, provided they can build on this performance and address key areas of improvement.

Chipu's next challenge is against the Netherlands on Saturday, July 7. This match will be an opportunity for the team to implement coach Jawichre's strategy of starting strong and scoring early. The team will want to avoid the pitfalls of the Uruguay match and get a good result.

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