Bad Day One For Kenya 7s In Sydeny 7s

Kenya Sevens had a bad day one in Sydney 7s, fourth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, losing two pool matches to drop to Challenge trophy quarters.

Kenya 7s lost 19-12 to Cape Town champions England in the opening match before going down 14-7 to series leaders and Wellington 7s champions South Africa in the second match. They however bounced back to beat Japan 17-12 in the third match to avoid three defeats in one day.

Against England, Kenya scored through Eden Agero and Billy Odhiambo to take a 12-0 first half lead but the Englishmen returned to score three tries while converting one.

Augustine Lugonzo managed the only try against South Africa which was converted by Eden Agero. Seabelo Senatla scored a brace for the Boks.

England topped pool A with nine points, South Africa was second with seven, Kenya third with five while Japan held the last position with three points.

Kenya will now play Russia in the challenge trophy quarters on Sunday Feb 5, 2017 at 2.30am after the latter finished fourth in pool D.

Other challenge trophy quarters will see Scotland play Samoa, Canada take on Japan and France play Papua New Guinea.

In Cup quarters, hosts Australia have a date with Wales, New Zealand takes on Fiji, Mike Friday’s USA play South Africa and England play Argentina.

Despite Collins Injera scoring his 238th try in sevens series, England star Dan Norton’s brace of tries against Japan sent him to second in the all time try scoring list at the HSBC Sevens Series log.

Norton is tied with the Argentine legend Santiago Gomez Cora on 230 tries just a few adrift of Injera.

Cup Quarters
England vs Argentina
USA vs South Africa
Wales vs Australia
New Zealand vs Fiji

Challenge Trophy Quarters
Kenya vs Russia
Scotland vs Samoa
Canada vs Japan
France vs PNG

Sydney 7s results – Saturday 4 February 2017

Round 1
Argentina 19 USA 22
Canada 12 Russia 7
France 12 Wales 14
Fiji 40 Samoa 0
England 19 Kenya 12
South Africa 32 Japan 0
New Zealand 26 Australia 14
Scotland 26 PNG 12

Round 2

Argentina 19 Russia 14
Canada 19 USA 31
France 17 Samoa 14
Fiji 15 Wales 28
England 26 Japan 0
South Africa 14 Kenya 7
New Zealand 31 PNG 7

Round 3 – fixtures

USA 14 Russia 17
Canada 17 Argentina 17
Wales 7 Samoa 7
Fiji 31 France7
Kenya 17 Japan 12
South Africa 15 England 21
Australia 26 PNG 7
Scotland 7 New Zealand 14


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