Kenya 7s players huddle before a match against SA. Photo Courtesy World 7s Series

Kenya 7s beaten by England in first clash at Singapore 7s


Kenya 7s suffered a 36-7 defeat to England in their first played on Saturday morning at the Singapore 7s.

In the last five meetings, Kenya had beaten England once. Their win came in March 2018 when they bagged a 12-0 win at the main cup 7s during the Vancouver 7s in the 2017/18 season.

Heading to this clash, Kenya were hoping to revenge a 36-7 loss suffered during the Challenge trophy finals at the Hamilton  7s in January 2019.

England started off by forcing Kenya to stay backfoot and Charlton Kerr registered their first try at the first minute of the clash. Will Edwards added two more points after a successful conversion attempt.

The side added the second try through speedster and World 7s leading scorer Dan Norton. Tom Mitchell added the extras for a 14-0 lead.

Kenya 7s captain Jeff Olouch was sent off for a sin-bin and England went to the break leading 19-0 after Charlton Kerr returned to the scoresheet for his second try.

In the final half, England continued to enjoy playing in Kenya’s half, Mitchell added his name on the try scorers list after scoring England’s fourth try.

England crossed over for two more tries through youngsters Jamie Barden and Femi Sofolari to hit the 36 point mark. Bush Mwale bagged Kenya’s consolation as they went down by a similar margin which lost in the Hamilton 7s finals, 36-7.

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