It might be December now with club teams starting their pre-season training, but there’s still the matter of two international clashes that are set to take place today with one of them available to stream live for free.
We’ve seen plenty of brilliant rugby in the end of season internationals, Shaun Wane’s England clean sweeping the travelling Tonga, New Zealand handing Australia their record defeat and even young Super League stars breaking out such as Jason Qareqare who looked electric for Fiji.
All of those games concluded four weeks ago though but today there’s a further two international clashes, one of which can be streamed free and in a UK friendly time zone.
The first of the two international clashes sees France take on Kenya with a young France side travelling to Kenya in a match that will surely help spread the game in Africa.
Set to take place in Nairobi a strong crowd is expected with Kenya having just returned from a two game tour against South Africa.
The travelling French side is made up of players from Elite One and Elite Two however familiar faces such as ex-Catalans men Corentin Le Cam and Bastien Scimone are both set to start.
That game is set for a 12:00pm UK kick-off time, however it’s the second clash of the day that is available to watch live and free.
Kicking off at 3:00pm local time in Kingston, Jamaica will host USA tonight live from 8:00pm with the game available to stream live and free on Youtube.
The game pits the Reggae Warriors against the Hawks with international ranking points on offer, but more importantly a game that will surely develop both sides and develop a fan base in the Americas.
It marks the first game for Jamaica since last year’s World Cup, whilst the US are playing for the first time in four years with their last match being a loss to the Cook Islands that knocked them out of the World Cup qualifying.
Jamaica were one of the stories of the World Cup last season but they’ll be without plenty of the familiar names we saw last year in England, however the game therefore provides an opportunity for lots of debuts as explained by head coach Roy Calvert.
Calvert explained: “Both countries are looking to debut several newcomers and that makes the game even more interesting. Jamaica’s squad has some exciting young players as strategically we are looking to build on the next generation to propel us over the next 10 years. The great thing is they get to play with legends like Thompson and Bailey who have been around for that long.”
The match is slated for an 8:00pm UK kick-off and can be watched on Youtube via the link here.
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