The Keep Rugby Clean campaign aims to deter doping by raising awareness on the risks of the malpractice.
The national men's rugby U20 captain Michael Wamalwa has emphasized the importance of the “Keep Rugby Clean” initiative, an anti-doping campaign that aims at safeguarding the integrity of the sport.
The initiative has been well-publicized throughout the World Rugby U20 Trophy tournament, which has been taking place at the Nyayo National Stadium from 15th July and will culminate on Sunday 30th July.
14:01 - 24.07.2023
Olago has assured Kenyans ahead of their final Pool B encounter against Hong Kong on Tuesday at Nyayo Stadium.
All 184 players representing their nations at the tournament have worn distinct t-shirts during warm-ups to symbolize their unwavering support for World Rugby's anti-doping awareness campaign.
Speaking to World Rugby, Wamalwa said the initiative will help ensure fair play in the sport both on and off the field.
16:34 - 23.07.2023
The gaffer believes the side has improved tremendously considering they did not take part in friendly matches prior to the start of the tournament.
“Clean rugby is important as it protects the integrity of the sport we love and ensures a level playing field for all involved,” he said.
“[It has been] a transformative experience as it helps me and my team-mates not only abide by the laws of game but also play clean on and off the field of play.
14:04 - 25.07.2023
Chipu have secured third place in Pool B, and will now face Zimbabwe, the third-placed team in Pool A to determine the fifth-placed side.
“It helps me and my teammates maintain the integrity of the sport of rugby. It also helps us to be people of integrity in our lives outside of rugby.”
Prior to the start of the tournament, all teams were required to take part in comprehensive online and face-to-face sessions tailored to their native languages in order to help them get to grips with the fundamentals of the initiative.
The eight teams competing in the tournament united to take a collective stand against doping on Keep Rugby Clean Day.
The Keep Rugby Clean programme not only serves as a powerful deterrent to doping but also nurtures a sense of responsibility among athletes.
10:00 - 21.07.2023
The Kenya Sevens great has weighed in on the changes that have seen the legs reduced to eight with champions set to be determined differently
The tournament will end on Sunday with Kenya who finished third in Pool B, set to face Zimbabwe, the third-placed team of Pool A to determine who will emerge fifth.
Chipu will be eyeing revenge on Zimbabwe, who walloped them in the final of the Barthes Trophy two months ago.
13:38 - 26.07.2023
The 24-year-old is optimistic that the team will learn from the experience, which they will use as fuel to win back promotion to the top flight at the first time of asking.