Kenya Morans among the unbeaten in Safari 7s, Mwamba pick first win

Kenya Morans, Shujaa and Samurai maintained their unbeaten run in the Safari 7s after winning all their group stages matches on Saturday.
In the final match of the day, Kenya 7s beat Namibia 33-12, Alvin Otieno crossed over for the first opener. Namibia responded immediately after Milliano intercepted the ball as Shujaa were on the attack and he became the first player to score a try against Shujaa.  Their try was converted to send Namibia to a two-point lead.
Leonard Mugaisi restored Kenya’s lead by going over for the second try for Kenya. Namibia did not give Kenya breathing space and they scored to tie the scores at 12-12 at halftime.
Homeboyz RFC duo Alvin Otieno and Mugaisi combined with the latter going over for a try that was converted by Olindi for a 19-12 scoreline. Eden Agero put through Mugaisi for another try before Cyprian Kuto and Mark Wandeto added two more tries for Kenya in the win. Mwamba picked the first win in the group stages after a 26-12 win over Apache 7s.
Red Wailers registered the first win of the day beating Emerging Uganda 29-10. Strathmore Leos forward Philemon Olang gave Wailers an opening try and Gideon Makumi converted for a lead.  Alex Olaba and Derrick Keyoga added more tries for a 17-0. They would add a seven-pointer for a 24-0 scoreline at halftime.
In the second half, the Emerging 7s came back from the break more determined and touched down twice but the Wailers held on before they added one more try and won the match.
Samurai top
In the battle for the top spot in the group B Samurai edged Spain 19-14,  Mwamba’s new signing Tony Owour landed Samurai’s opening try while Rodriguez scored at the other end and tied the scores at 7-7. Samurai went to the break with a five-point gap following a five-pointer before the halftime break whistle.
The Spaniards responded with a seven-pointer from Pablo Feijo just after resumption. Samurai were dealt a blow after Wanyama Frank was sent off for two minutes after a yellow card. Wanyama came back and scored a try that ensured Samurai maintained the 100% win record.
Morans also maintained the winning streak after a beating National 7s champions Homeboyz RFC 24-7 . After minutes of the hunt, Brian Wahinya went over for Moran’s opening try which was converted. Wahinya later turned to a provided by putting through Sam Motari who touched down for a 12-0 score at the break.
On return from the break, the Deejays dotted through Nyakundi and they went on to pile pressure on the Morans. Mark Kwemoi made a 95-meter sprint and scored Kenya Morans third try. Paul Mutsami scored the final try of the match as Morans went on to top the pool. Uganda lost 24-19 to Portugal.
Round Three
Pool B: Red Wailers 29-10 Emerging Uganda
Pool B:  Samurai 19-14 Spain
Pool C: Morans 24-10 Homeboyz
Pool C: Portugal 24-19 Uganda
Pool A: Mwamba 26-12 Apache
Pool A: Shujaa v Namibia
Round two
Pool B: Samurai 50-5 Emerging Uganda
Pool B: Spain 21-14 Red Wailers
Pool C: Homeboyz 24- 10 Uganda
Pool C: Morans 12-5 Portugal
Pool A: Namibia24-5 Mwamba
Pool A: Shujaa 42-0 Apache
First Round
Pool B: Samurai 27-5 Red Wailers
Pool B: Spain 24-19 Emerging Uganda
Pool C:  Morans 19-12 Uganda
Pool C: Portugal 19-14 Homeboyz
Pool A: Namibia 28-5 Apache
Pool A: Shujaa 53-0  Mwamba

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