Kenya 7s Willy Ambaka and Alvin Otieno celebrate a try against South Africa on day two of the New Zealand Sevens 2020 competition at FMG Stadium Waikato. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s lose to New Zealand in Vancouver


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Kenya 7s started off the Vancouver 7s campaign on a losing note, going down to New Zealand 29-0 in a Pool C match played at BC Place on Saturday.

Shujaa came to this tournament having not performed well in Sydney 7s and Los Angeles. They were seeking to rise but had a tough test as they were up against the World 7s Series leaders who had beaten them 19-5 in Hamilton early in February.

 

After three minutes of play, New Zealand managed to break Kenya’s defence with Joe Ravouvou rounding Oscar Ouma to score the opening try which Vilimoni Koroi converted.

Minutes later, Kenya were punished for playing in their own territory as New Zealand counter ruck saw Vilimoni Koroi pick the ball and score the second try. The third try was after quick hands by New Zealand and Tone Ng Shiu completed the move for a 17-0 lead at halftime.

Koroi scored at the ninth minute before Caleb Clarke evaded Billy Odhiambo’s tackle on the left-wing and fend off Alvin Otieno for a 29-0 win. Kenya will tackle Ireland in the second match on Sunday 12:43 AM.

Vancouver 7s results and fixtures (Timings in East African Time)

Saturday

Round one 

USA 19-5  Samoa

Australia 33-19 Scotland

Round two 
Sunday 8 March 
Round Three 
9th place Quarters 

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