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Australian rugby legend Campo to visit Kenya

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Australian rugby legend David Campese is set to visit Kenya this week.PHOTO/KRU

Australian rugby legend David Campese is set to visit Kenya this week.PHOTO/KRU

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Australian legend David Campese is expected to visit Kenya this week for a series of activities that will culminate in a keynote address at the Nondescripts RFC dinner on Saturday.

Campese, who was capped 101 times by Australia between 1982 and 1996, will conduct sessions with the Kenya women’s and men’s sevens teams on Tuesday, before attending a cocktail with the rugby fraternity on Friday.

Famous for  his “goose-step” — a hitch-kick motion which left opponents stumbling to try to tackle him, Campese (Campo) scored 64 tries during his fourteen year stint with the Wallabies.

He was a member of the Eighth Wallabies for the 1984 Tour of Great Britain that won rugby’s “grand slam”, the first Australian side to defeat all four home sides, England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, on a tour.

Campese was a member of the 1986 Wallabies that beat the All Blacks 2-1 in New Zealand, only the fifth international and second Australian team to win a Test series in New Zealand.

 In 1988 Campese received a standing ovation from the crowd and applause from his teammates after scoring a zig-zagging try for Australia against the Barbarians at Cardiff Arms Park.

 In October/November 1991 Campese as acclaimed the Player of the 1991 World Cup, scoring six tries in as many matches for the victorious Wallabies.

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