Kenya's Jeff Oluoch and Samoa's Elisapeta Alofipo compete for a ball in the air on day one of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2019 men's competition on 13 December 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Sudden-death try condemn Kenya to 14th place finish in LA


Kenya 7s have picked three points in Los Angeles after a 29-24 extra-time loss to Scotland in a 13th place clash played at Dignity Park.

The match had to be decided in extra time after the sides tied at 24-24 in regular time. Continuity play saw Scotland captain Robbie Fergusson cross over for the opening try . A minute later, Fergusson added the second try for a 12-0 lead.

Willy Ambaka would then fend off his opponent and sprinted to pull back one for Kenya 7s to cut the gap to seven points. Alec Coombes added one more try for his side for a 17-5 lead at halftime.

Kenya came back stronger from the break and Billy Odhiambo raced on from his half, fend off his marker to score near the posts.

Samuel Oliech added Kenya’s third try that tied the scores. Kenya opened the gap after captain Andrew Amonde kicked a loose ball after Scotland lost possession in contact and raced on to score for a converted try.

Jacob Ojee tackle attempt and Vincent Onyala’s desperate tackle was not enough to stop Max McFarland from scoring a converted try that tied the scores at 24-24 sending it to extra time.

After the extra time restart, Scotland claimed possession and Coombes beat Oscar Dennis on the left side to score the all-important try.

Kenya end the tournament with two wins having beaten Ireland and Wales.

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