Kenya 7s showed improved performance in Cape Town picking 11 points to move up to position 11 on World 7s Series log after two rounds in the 2019/20 season.
In the three-day tournament, they bagged two wins, a draw and a loss which was a huge improvement from the opening round where they managed just one win in the four matches played.
Unlike the previous three visits to South Africa, Kenya 7s only managed 11 tries in the competition, one more than what they got the previous weekend in Dubai. In this tournament, they bagged only five conversions leaving the tournament with 65 points which put them 12th on the scorer’s list.
60 tackles were made by the side that only conceded one yellow card in the four matches.
Kenya 7s results
🇰🇪 24-19 Samoa
🇰🇪 5-17 South Africa
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After the two rounds, Alvin Bufaa Otieno is top points scorer with 30 points which puts him 22nd on the overall points scorer of the season after Dubai and Cape Town. Daniel Taabu is second on Kenya 7s top points scorers list with 27 points while Vincent Onyala has 20 points after the two rounds.
Bufaa a former Kakamega High star is also Kenya’s top try scorer after the two rounds. He was impressive in Dubai scoring four times to add two tries he had in Dubai. He is the lone Kenyan in the top 30 on the overall try-scorers list.
Last season’s top try-scorer Vincent Onyala is second with four tries following two tries in Cape Town. Johnstone Olindi scored one try in Cape Town to move to three tries this season while Dan Sikuta also bagged one try to move to two tries this season.
Nelson Oyoo has two tries this season while Andrew Amonde, Billy Odhiambo, Jacob Ojee and Daniel Taabu have a try each this season.
On tackles made, Olindi stays top with 15 tackles in the two rounds. He is followed by Onyala who got eight tackles in Cape Town to rise to second. Billy Odhiambo made 11 tackles to move to 13th and third on the list. Taabu and Nelson Oyoo close the top five list after eight matches with 12 and 11 tackles each.
Jeff Olouch and Odhiambo have overtaken Olindi on the carries with 24 and 23. It is after Odhiambo had 16 carries in Cape Town while Olouch had 10. Otieno had 11 carries while Taabu and Oyoo have 10 carries each.
Olindi is third on the list of Kenya’s players with most carries. Otieno sits at position four while Onyala closes the top five.
Otieno tops the clean breaks list with six while Olindi is tied at three with Onyala. Odhiambo has two while Sikuta, Oyoo, Taabu and Ojee have one each.