Finally, time ripe for rugby league

Former Kenyan rugby player Edward Rombo (with the ball) avoids a tackle during a match against an unidentified team in Leeds England in this undated file photo. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


What you need to know:

  • Rombo states that they had begun training sessions at Railways Club but things stalled because of a registration issue
  • A formal registration of the Kenya Rugby League as required under the Sports Act was sought but the Sports Registrar Rose Wasike delayed with the application for almost four years
  • Rugby league is played on a rectangular field measuring 68m wide and 112–122 m long while rugby union pitch measures 100m long and 69m wide

When former international Edward “The Eagle” Rombo returned to the country after his professional trade with Leeds Rugby League side in the United Kingdom ended in 1997, he decided to introduce rugby league in the country.

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