Siminyu makes Varsity Cup debut

Siminyu makes Varsity Cup debut

Siminyu, who was part of the Kenya U20 squad that won the 2019 Barthes U20 Trophy, made his Simbas debut in 2021 and is among the 81 players called up to the provisional squad that is in training for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers in France.

Kenya international prop forward Andrew Siminyu made his Varsity Cup debut, starting off the bench for the University of Johannesburg in their 44-42 victory over the C U T Ixias on Monday 14 February 2022.

21 year old Siminyu, who was part of the Kenya U20 squad that won the 2019 Barthes U20 Trophy, made his Simbas debut in 2021 and is among the 81 players called up to the provisional squad that is in training for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers in France.

He started his rugby career back in 2015 while he was at St. Mary’s School Nairobi before relocating to transferring to Hill Crest School in South Africa. Currently a third-year Biokinetics student at the University of Jo’Burg, Siminyu continues to juggle rugby and education evenly. “In 2020, I participated in the Varsity Cup U20 Young Guns competition representing UJ before Covid-19 hit causing the competition to be called off.  Last year I was part of the UJ squad that participated in the GLRU Pirates Grand Challenge,” said a very enthusiastic Siminyu.

When asked about his selection as part of UJ’s February 14th Varsity Cup match Day 23, he stated that it was truly a humbling moment, “It was a great moment for me because this is the top University league in South Africa and it has been a goal of mine to participate in it since I started playing for the University of Jo’Burg,”

 

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