•Kenya will face Samoa, Spain, and Hong Kong, China in the Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament in July.
•Kisia observed that as the technical bench, they have started reviewing videos of their opponents.
Kenya's Under-20 rugby team will embark on a four-day weekly training camp in readiness for the Junior World Rugby Trophy in July.
Speaking on Monday, assistant coach Louis Kisia said the training camp will start on Friday and run until Monday at KCB Sports Club.
The camp aims to keep the players fit and motivated ahead of the tournament in July.
"The training camp is key as look at improving our facets of play which did not go our way in the Barthes Cup in April, especially in the final against Zimbabwe," noted Kisia.
The Strathmore Leos' coach hinted at having a residential camp two weeks before the tournament starts in late June.
“As we get closer to the tournament, we may have a residential camp to keep the boys together and sharpen some of the basic skills,” said Kisia.
Kisia noted that during training, they will focus on team defence, especially in the backline.
There were lapses in the backline especially against Zimbabwe in the final. There were missed tackles which led to four tries and we need to come up with a good defensive plan and be in better shape at the global event,” said Kisia.
The former Mwamba tactician said they will have to improve their kicking game both for territory and for goal.
“ The kicking game in rugby is key and it's one area we struggled in terms of territory, penalties and conversions. Our kickers have to adjust accordingly because the stakes are high in the world event,” he noted.
Kisia was hopeful the union will provide high performance in South Africa before the tournament starts.
“We have put in a request to see if we can get a high-performance training camp in South Africa mid-next month or late next month so we shall wait and see,” added Kisia.
Kenya will face Samoa, Spain, and Hong Kong, China in the Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament in July.
Kisia observed that as the technical bench, they have started reviewing videos of their opponents.
“We have looked at their strengths and weaknesses and areas which we as a team can exploit and make us competitive in the tournament."