Kenya 7s suffered the first defeat at Paris 7s after going down 29-12 to defending Champions South Africa in Pool B match staged at Jean Boin Stadium.
The side came on the pitch seeking to replicate the spirited fight witnessed in their first game against Australia which ended in a 19-19. A daunting task was, however, awaiting them as they had failed to beat South Africa in the last 11 meetings.
Shujaa’s last win against SA came in 2015 when they edged Blitzboks 14-12.
Last 10 meetings between #Kenya7s and SA. They will face off at the #Paris7s at 4:10 PM EAT.
Kenya 10-29 SA
Kenya 12-24 SA
Kenya 0-17 SA
Kenya 7-26 SA
Kenya 5-48 SA
Kenya 10-12 SA
Kenya 10-35 SA
Kenya 5-15 SA
Kenya 7-14 SA
Kenya 0-14 SA
— Scrummage.co.ke (@ScrummageKe) June 1, 2019
South Africa started off strongly and Muller Du Plessis’s quick reaction from a ruck saw him land SA’s opening try. They, would, add the second immediately after Branco Du Preez set up Siviwe Soyizwapi who beat Jacob Ojee to score.
Kenya responded with a try from Ojee at the right corner. Andrew Amonde who was making his 7oth appearance for Kenya 7s in the clash crossed over for Kenya’s second try and it was converted for a 12-10 lead at the break.
Du Plessis restored SA’s lead following a try on the left corner while quick tries by Impi Visser and Mfundo Ndhlovu saw the South African’s take a 29-12 lead.
The side will be back in action for a clash against Wales at 7:36 PM. They will be keen to win the clash against and hope that Australia losses its remaining two matches. Kenya have three points so far