Kenya has landed in pool C of Paris Sevens that kicks off on 13-14 May alongside the most on-form team in the Sevens series, England.
France and Spain, who earned their core status for the upcoming season at Hong Kong 7s the previous weekend, complete the pool.
Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simyu described Paris Sevens pool as a ‘tough’ one as Kenya seeks to finish on a high.
“The pooling again is tough, we play France at home that will be the key game one and in terms of preps we have to get it right on that aspects so that we can ensure we get the win.”
Kenya played England in Singapore 7s cup quarters losing 13-12 courtesy of a late penalty. This will be a perfect chance to revenge against a side that has had a fantastic season.
“The first thing is to get out of the pool and have a shot at the cup, you can see what happened in Singapore so long you have a shot at the cup you don’t know how the chips will fall, you might get a chance to actually win and that is what we’ve been looking at.”
Canada, who bagged their first ever World Series title after defeating USA 29-16 at Singapore on Sunday 16 April are in pool A alongside series leaders South Africa, Scotland and Japan.
USA headlines Pool B that also has New Zealand, Wales, Argentina while Australia is banded in pool D with Fiji, defending Paris 7s champions Samoa and Russia.
Sevens series returned to Paris in 2016 replacing Glasgow sevens as the ninth stop in the 10-leg series which saw Kenya 7s lose 26-7 to Australia in plate semis after going down 24-5 to France in cup quarters.
Paris 7s pools
Pool A: South Africa, Scotland, Japan, Canada
Pool B: USA, New Zealand, Wales, Argentina
Pool C: England, Kenya, France, Spain
Pool D: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Russia
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