Disappointing Weekend For Kenya 7s in Sydney, Focus Turns To Vegas 7s

Kenya Sevens completed a disappointing Oceania tour in the fourth round of the sevens series, Sydney 7s finishing 14th after going down 10-5 to Canada in the 13th place final on Sunday, Feb 5, 2017.

Kenya had beaten Scotland 19-14 in the 13th place semis and lost 22-0 to Russia in Challenge trophy quarters. They beat Japan 17-12 in the last pool match after going down 14-7 to South Africa and 19-12 to England.

Eden Agero in action against England

Nelson Oyoo in action against Scotland 

Harry Jones and Justin Douglas scored for Canada as Willy Ambaka got on target for the Shujaa in the last match and now Kenya go home with only two points from Sydney making it 27 in total so far.

In Sydney, South Africa bagged their third cup of the season by beating Cape Town 7s champs England 29-14, New Zealand upset hosts Australia 29-14 to win the bronze, Fiji beat USA to finish fifth while Russia won the Challenge trophy with a 26-0 win over France.

Kenya has dropped in world series table after the disappointing outing from 10th to 11th with 27 points as a result of two collected in Australia.

USA, who were behind Kenya at 11th, have moved to eighth with 35 while Argentina and France are 9th and 10th with 35 points each.

Action shifts to the fifth and sixth rounds of the HSBC Sevens series , Las Vegas and Vancouver 7s, set for March in 2017 before the action moves to South East.

Kenya Sevens is in pool C of the Las Vegas sevens as a result of finishing 14th in Sydney thus falling in the group that has Bronze winners New Zealand, Argentina and Russia, who beat the Innocent Simiyu boys in Sydney’s challenge trophy.

South Africa, Gold winners in Sydney, are seeded top where they play Wales, France and Canada while the hosts USA will take on Sydney 7s runners up England, Samoa and a 16th team to be invited by World Rugby.

Las Vegas defending champions Fiji are in pool D that has Australia, who finished fourth in their home tournament, Japan and London 7s champions Scotland.

Las Vegas 7s pools

Pool A: South Africa, Wales, France, Canada
Pool B: England, USA, Samoa, 16th team
Pool C: New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, Kenya
Pool D: Australia, Fiji, Japan, Scotland

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