Kenya 7s Starts Dubai 7s On Winning Note

Kenya 7s has had a fantastic day one at the Dubai 7s qualifying for cup quarters to be played on Saturday.

Kenya 7s beat Canada 29-16, Uganda 29-14 and went down 48-5 to South Africa in the second match.

The Innocent Simiyu side will play New Zealand in cup quarters from 10.44am on Saturday.

Kenya 7s finished second in pool A after beating Uganda and Canada and losing to South Africa while New Zealand topped pool D after wins over Samoa, Argentina and USA.

In the match against Uganda, Dennis Ombachi, Nelson Oyoo, Eden Agero, Dan Sikuta, Oscar Ayodi and Brian Tanga scored for Kenya 7s with Samy Oliech adding two conversions.

Uganda’s tries were scored by Kenyan based Solomon Okia and Philip Wokorach with the Kabras Sugar fullback converting both.

Ombachi Injury

Dennis Ombachi started the game off on the right note flying in under the posts. However, he looked to have badly injured himself in the process of scoring.

He is likely to miss day two of the Dubai 7s alongside Collins Injera who missed the win over Uganda.

Kenya 7s did not carry the 13th player to Dubai meaning they may have to recall a few going to Cape Town next week.

Cecil Afrika, Branco Du Preez, AS Smith, Justin Geduld and Rosko Specman scored for the Bliztbokkes with Senatla bagging a hat-trick as they beat Kenya Sevens.

Their four conversions were made by Afrika and Preez who completed two each other.

The Blitzboks, who are the Dubai 7s defending champions, take on Samoa as England plays Australia and Fiji play Scotland.

In challenge trophy, Canada are up against USA at 9.30am, Wales takes on France at 9.52am, Argentina play Uganda at 10.14am and Spain take on Russia at 10.36am.

Dubai 7s challenge trophy
8.30am Canada vs USA
8.52am Wales vs France
9.14am Argentina vs Uganda
9.36am Spain vs Russia

Cup Quarters 
10 am South Africa vs Samoa
10.44am Kenya 7s vs New Zealand
10.06am England vs Australia
10.22am Scotland vs Fiji




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