Kenya 7s Exit At 13th Place, SA Wins Paris 7s

Kenya Sevens ended Paris 7s on a low note losing to minnows Russia 15-7 in the 13th place semis on Sunday May 14, 2017 in France. 

It means Kenya Sevens drop one place to position 12 in the World Sevens series standings after gaining only one point to have 58 in total.

Kenya will now wait for the last leg of the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens series, London 7s set for next weekend in England. Yury Gostyuzhev, Alexey Kapalin and Vladislav Lazarenko scored for Russia as Sammy Oliech touched down for Kenya.

Kenya had dropped to the lowest ranked level of the sevens series after losing 12-7 to Argentina in the challenge trophy semis. The weekend started with a 14-20 defeat to France, 26-14 win over Spain and a 12-12 draw with England that knocked them out of cup contention.

South Africa won the Paris 7s after beating Scotland 15-5 in the final running in three tries against Scotland’s unconverted try to seal their fourth cup of the incredible season.

New Zealand won bronze after beating England 12-5, USA finished fifth with a 24-19 win over Samoa, Argentina claimed challenge trophy courtesy of 33-12 win over Australia while Japan settled for 13th place after beating Russia 19-10.

Kenya will now wait for the last leg of the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens series, London 7s set for next weekend in England.

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