Australia condemn Kenya 7s to third straight loss in Hong Kong

Kenya 7s suffered the third straight loss in the Hong Kong 7s after going down 28-12 to Australia in the final group C match played at Hong Kong Stadium.

Heading to this clash,  Kenya were keen to end an eight-match losing streak but their poor record against Aussies continued to haunt them. The side would allow Australia to cross over three times before the break.

Maurice Longbottom was the first player on the scoresheet as he managed to breach Kenya’s defence for the first converted try.  A minute later Henry Hutchinson crossed over for the second converted try after slipping past Kenya’s defence line.

Longbottom would then set up Miller who dived over for the third straight try just before the break. In the closing half, Bush Mwale cut the gap to 14 points but Hutchison would stretch the lead again for Australia.

Jeffery Olouch bulldozed his way to the try line for Kenya’s second but their efforts to stage a comeback were hampered after Nelson Oyoo was sin-binned after an intentional tap.

Shujaa now shift the focus to the challenge trophy.


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