In Summary
  • Kenya moved up one place to eighth in the World Rugby Seven Series when they collected 12 points in Hamilton over the weekend for a total of 35 points.
  • The team finished in sixth place at the fourth leg of the Series after losing to Samoa 19-15 in the Fifth Place final at the FMG Stadium Waikato.
  • Magical Fiji edged out reigning Series champions South Africa 24-17 in a pulsating final for their leg win this season.

Kenya moved up one place to eighth in the World Rugby Seven Series when they collected 12 points in Hamilton over the weekend for a total of 35 points.

The team finished in sixth place at the fourth leg of the Series after losing to Samoa 19-15 in the Fifth Place final at the FMG Stadium Waikato.

Magical Fiji edged out reigning Series champions South Africa 24-17 in a pulsating final for their leg win this season.

Australia, who were fresh from winning Sydney Seven, had to settle for bronze after beating Cape Town Sevens champions New Zealand 8-7 in third place play-off.

It was so by far the best performance this season for Kenya, who had blown hot and cold, finishing seventh in Dubai, 13th in Cape Town, seventh again in Sydney before their sixth placing in Hamilton.

Kenya reached their third Cup quarterfinal in Hamilton but lost to Sydney Sevens champions Australia 33-12 before dropping to the fifth place semi-finals. In Hamilton, Kenya stormed past Scotland 33-19 after trailing 14-0 with stand in skipper Oscar Ouma’s brace firing up the come-back.

Jack Cuthbert and Scott Riddell’s tries gave Scotland a 14-0 lead before Ouma and Eric Ombasa’s tries replied for Kenya and Eden Agero and Augustine Lugonzo converted respectively to level matters 14-14 at the break. 

Ouma plundered his double with a fine finish. He was soon after sin binned but Jeffrey Oluoch, thought nothing of this, landing over to stretch Kenya’s lead to 24-14.

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