Rough Start for Kenya Sevens at Hong Kong Sevens

Kenya Sevens had at rought start at the Hong Kong Sevens losing two matches and winning only one as of Saturday Apr 8, 2017.

It is the sixth time of the 2016/2017 HSBC World Sevens Series that Kenya has failed to qualify for Cup quarters as we head to Singapore next week.

Kenya lost 17-14 to Canada and 35-10 in the first matches before beating France 29-12 on Saturday Afternoon.  Against France, Frank Wanyama bagged a brace as Dennis Ombachi, Billy Odhiambo and Eden Agero got on target with Sammy Oliech making one conversion and Agero one.

Any hopes of reaching Cup quarters were killed in the second match by South Africa as the Blitzbokkes and Canada secured the two slots from pool B after winning two matches each.

Werner Kok, Branco Du Preez and Philip Snyman scored for South Africa with Kok bagging an hat-trick.  Nelson Oyoo and Dennis Ombachi touched down for the Kenyan boys.

Kenya finished pool B with five points at third place as South Africa won with six same with second placed Canada while France had three.

The Innocent Simiyu boys will now take on Japan in the challenge trophy quarters on Sunday at 5.36am. Other challenge quarters will see Samoa play Scotland at 4.30am, Wales play France at 4.52 and Russia take on South Korea at 5.14am.

The Hong Kong outing also came at a cost as Collins Injera was dethroned as the all time top scorer by England’s Dan Norton who is now above 245 after scoring against South Korea.

Cup quarters will see Australia play Argentina at 5.58am, Fiji play Canada at 6.20am, USA take on England at 6.42am and South Africa finish the pairings with New Zealand at 7.06am.

Challenge Trophy
Samoa vs Scotland
Wales vs France
Russia vs South Korea
Kenya vs Japan

Cup quarters
Australia vs Argentina
Fiji vs Canada
USA vs England
South Africa vs New Zealand

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