WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Kenya 7s drop to 13th place semis after Scotland defeat

Kenya 7s have dropped to the 13th place semis following a 29-21 loss to Scotland in the London 7s Challenge Trophy quarters played at Twickenham Stadium.

Heading to this Kenya 7s had lost in the last two meetings with Scotland. The last meeting was at the Hamilton 7s four months ago where Kenya lost 19-10.  Shujaa’s target heading to this match was to pick a win.

Shujaa conceded in the first minute of the clash after allowing RAJ Ferguson to go over for a try. Former captain Andrew Amonde responded two minutes later with a try that was converted by Daniel Taabu.

At the fifth minute, Scotland scored again through Glenn Bryce. Minutes later Taabu set up Amonde who crossed over for the second try for Kenya and Johnstone Olindi added the extras for a 14-12 lead.

The Scotts would, however, go to the break leading following a Jamie Farndale’s try at the right corner.

On return from the break, Kenya 7s regained the lead thanks to a try from Jeff Olouch and two more points after Olindi’s conversion. Farndale would return to the scoresheet with another try that send his side three points ahead.

Nyle Godsmark try at the 13 minute stretched the game beyond Kenya’s reach. Kenya will now face Japan in 13th place semis 2:48 PM EAT.

On day one, Paul Murunga charges finished third in Pool B after picking a win against Samoa while they lost to France and Fiji.

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