In Summary
  • Kenya Sevens collected 10 points to wind up seventh overal in the first leg of World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai Saturday.
  • Kenya’s campaign in Duba Sevens ended at the semi-final match for fifth place, coach Innocent Simiyu’s charges losing 19-12 to Australia.
  • Tries from Frank Wanyama and Nelson Oyoo failed to spur Shujaa, who led 7-5 at the break, to fifth place as the team tied in seventh place with Scotland, who lost 27-22 to Samoa in the other semi-final match for fifth place.

Kenya Sevens collected 10 points to wind up seventh overal in the first leg of World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai Saturday.

Kenya’s campaign in Duba Sevens ended at the semi-final match for fifth place, coach Innocent Simiyu’s charges losing 19-12 to Australia.

Tries from Frank Wanyama and Nelson Oyoo failed to spur Shujaa, who led 7-5 at the break, to fifth place as the team tied in seventh place with Scotland, who lost 27-22 to Samoa in the other semi-final match for fifth place.

Australia were the first to strike when Brandon Quinn played Tim Anstee through, and the player turned the final defender inside out for the try. Shujaa’s Brian Tanga then broke free and offloaded the ball to Wanyama in Australia’s five-metre area.

Wanyama collected the ball from the ruck to score, and Samuel Oliech converted for 7-5 lead at the break.

Lachie Anderson cashed in on Shujaa’s poor response on the kick-off and sped off for a try, and Matthew Hood stretched Australia’s lead to 19-7. A last-ditch effort by Oyoo proved too late for Shujaa, who now shift focus to the next leg of the Series in Cape Town next weekend.

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