Kenya 7s fall to USA in Las Vegas 7s

Kenya 7s started off their Las Vegas 7s campaign with a 26-10 loss to hosts USA in a pool B match played at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday morning.

In the last 15 meetings between these sides, Kenya 7s has won six matches, lost seven while two had ended in draws.  Kenya 7s last meeting with Mike Friday’s charges was at the Sydney 7s when they fell 41-0.

As they faced off at Sam Boyd Stadium, Kenya 7s were looking to snap a six-match losing streak in the World 7s Series and a revenge a well.

In the match, Kenya were the first once to visit USA’s 22 and Vincent Onyala sold a dummy to enter the five-meter line. Cyprian Kuto was able to enter the try box but was held up.

Mike Friday charges responded with two quick tries from Carlin Isles. Their first try saw Danny Barrett makes some hard-yards before releasing Isles who outpaced Onyala to hand his side the first five points.

The winger also visited the try box for his second try three minutes later, this time sprinting from his 22 to earn the side a converted try. On the stroke of half-time, Kenya won a penalty off the breakdown and channeled the ball to the right wing and captain Jacob Ojee raced to cut the gap to 7 points.

On return from the break, Stephen Tomasin touched down their third try of the day before 26-year-Old Madison Hughes scored and converted his try off a penalty to take the side to 26 points.

Onyala would pull back one try for Kenya after scoring at the other end taking Kenya’s points to 10-26. Kenya will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways as they face France at 629 AM.

Kenya 10-26 USA 3:50am EAT
Kenya vs France 6:29am EAT
Kenya vs Argentina 11:58Pm EAT

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