Kenya 7s players’ stats after four rounds of World 7s Series

After four rounds of the World 7s Series, Kenya 7s have 26 points and they sit 11th on the log ahead of the Los Angeles 7s scheduled for USA.

Shujaa picked four points in Dubai, 11 in Cape Town, 10 in Hamilton and a point in Sydney.  Kenya have scored 263 points which leave them 13th on the scoring charts. Their points emanate from 43 tries and 24 conversions.

Worst outing

Sydney 7s was Kenya’s worst outing, they lost all the matches played in the tournament and only managed to score eight tries – the least they have managed this season. In Dubai, they had 10 tries, scored 11 in Cape Town and 14 in Hamilton 7s.

Despite failing to score in Sydney, Alvin Otieno still tops Kenya 7s try-scoring charts with eight tries. Last season’s top try-scorer Vincent Onyala is second on Kenya’s try-scorers list with six tries.

Willy Ambaka has scored five tries this season while Collins Injera and Johnstone Olindi have four tries each.  Captain Andrew Amonde, Daniel Taabu and Nelson Oyoo have three tries to their name. Dan Sikuta and Billy Odhiambo close the top 10 with two and one tries respectively.   Bush Mwale, Geoffrey Okwach, Jacob Ojee and Jeff Oluoch have also touched down once this season.

Kenya 7s top try scorers after four rounds. Courtesy/World Rugby

Otieno, commonly known as Buffa was Kenya’s top try-scorer in Dubai and Cape Town with two and four tries respectively. Ambaka was Shujaa’s top scorer at Hamilton with four tries while Injera was the leading scorer in Sydney with two tries.

After a try and three conversions in Sydney, Taabu has overtaken Buffa to lead the Points scorer’s list with 51 points on the log.  Otieno stays on 40 points while Onyala and Olindi are tied having contributed 30 points each on Kenya’s scoring charts.

Kenya 7s leading points scorers after four rounds/Courtesy World Rugby

Odhiambo and Olindi have made the most number of tackles after four tournaments.  The two have 25 tackles to their name. Onyala is third on the list following 21 tackles in the four tournaments.

Oyoo and Olouch have 20 tackles each and they close the top five. Taabu, Amonde, Ambaka, Otieno and Injera are in the top 10.

Number of tackles made by Kenya 7s players this season. Courtesy/World Rugby

Otieno has the most number of clean breaks after the opening rounds. The Homeboyz star has eight clean breaks while Injera who has played in just two tournaments has five clean breaks for Shujaa, he is level with Onyala.

Ambaka and Olindi have four breaks while Oyoo, Mwale and Odhiambo have two each.

Most clean breaks by Kenya 7s players this season. Courtesy/World Rugby

On top of the most carries list is Oluoch with 46 carries for Kenya while Odhiambo has 38 carries. Otieno sits third with 36.  Olindi and Onyala close the top five.

Most carries by Kenya 7s stars this season. Courtesy/World Rugby.

Kenya had the least number of yellow cards (three )same as Argentina but Sydney 7s saw them concede three more yellow cards on day taking the tally to six yellow cards.  Amonde has been cautioned twice while Oyoo, Okwach, Olouch and Olindi have a yellow card each.

Paul Feeney charges will be back in action at the end of the month for Los Angeles 7s.

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