WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Samoa glide past Kenya 7s in Vancouver 7s

Samoa handed Kenya 7s the second straight loss in Vancouver 7s after a comfortable 35-12 win in a pool B match at BC Place Stadium.

Prior to this clash, Kenya had lost to Fiji 36-12 in the Vancouver 7s opener and were hoping to defeat Samoa, a side they had beaten three times in the last five World 7 Series meetings.  Their last meeting in the 7s Series was in Paris 7s in June.

In the clash, Kenya once again conceded within the first minute once again. Tofatuimoana Solia easily received the ball from kick-off and fed Joe Perez who raced to give his side an early lead. Alamanda Motuga the added the second after slipping past Paul Murunga charges with both tries being converted.

The Samoans then went to the break leading 28-0 after scoring 14 points in the closing minutes of the half,  the side were able to steal the ball from Kenya in attack and Perez exploited the gaps in Kenya’s defence and released John Vaili for their third try.

Perez would then pick up a pass from Tila Mealoi to send seal first-half scores. On return, Kenya launched the chase for their first points and it was Daniel Taabu who scored for Kenya after being set up by Charles Omondi.

Taabu returned to the scoresheet to hand Kenya 12 points. In the final minute of the game, Motuga bulldozed his way to the try-line and got a converted try for his side for a 35-12 win.

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