Kenya 7s Collect 3 Points From Cape Town 7s

Kenya 7s returns to Nairobi on Monday evening having completed one of the most horrible weekends at the World Sevens Series.

Kenya 7s finished 13th at Cape Town bagging only three points as they beat Uganda 24-14 in that particular final on Sunday evening.

They ran in four tries against Uganda’s two.

Dan Sikuta, Jeff Oluoch, Sam Ng’ethe and Oscar Ouma crossed over for Kenya with Brian Tanga converting two as Adrian Kasito and Lawrence Sebuliba scored for Ugandans who finished 14th.

Kenya 7s had lost 15-19 to Samoa in the challenge trophy quarters before Scotland 33-12 to add to day one’s performance that saw them lose to France and South Africa.

Kenya 7s sits 11th in the World Sevens series after Cape Town where they won the 13th place playoff final.

On day one, Kenya 7s blew a 14-0 lead at the break over France only for the European side to score three unconverted tries to win 21-14.

Shujaa went down 26-7 to hosts South Africa in their last match. They beat Russia 34-0 in the second match meaning they needed to win the last match and hope Russia upsets France but cases went negative.

Shujaa have 13 points after collecting three points in Cape Town and has dropped four places as Canada, France, Samoa and Spain overtake them.

New Zealand are on top with 41 points as South Africa drops to second with 39 while Fiji and England close the top four while Cape Town 7s finalists Argentina are 5th with 24 points.

The All Blacks Sevens made up for their Cup final loss in Dubai last weekend with a clinical display in front of a sold-out Cape Town Stadium. Two tries from HSBC Player of the Final Joe Ravouvou combined with scores from Vilimoni Koroi, Tim Mikkelson, Regan Ware and Sione Molia to help head coach Clark Laidlaw’s side to victory over an Argentina side chasing their first Cup win since San Diego in 2009.

“I’m so proud of how the boys played this weekend and last weekend,” said captain Scott Curry. “It could have gone either way after we lost our first pool match against USA yesterday but day two is another day.

We started fresh and really worked for each other and that’s what won it for us. We’ll look forward to our home tournament in Hamilton coming up soon – it’s a new city and they really love their rugby there.”

Hosts South Africa were knocked out 19-12 in the Cup semi-final by New Zealand yet finished strongly in third after beating Canada 19-17 in the bronze final.


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