Kenya 7s star Collins Injera was crowned the World 10s Series Cup top points scorer while Ohio Aviators co-captain Kyle Baillie bagged the Most Valuable Player award on the final day of the tournament held at the Bermuda National Stadium on Saturday.
Injera played a major role as SX10 overcame all the odds to be crowned the inaugural World 10s Series Cup winners. The Mwamba RFC speedster dotted one try in the quarters while Cecil AfriKa scored twice to send the side to the semi-finals.
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In the finals, the Kenyan International scored two crucial tries that helped the Cape Town-based side stage a comeback to win 21-14. His three tries saw him end the day with 15 points. He is SX10’s top try-scorer in the entire campaign with six tries, having scored three in the league phase.
Commenting on SX10 performance in the competition, Injera said: “I would like to thank the SX10 team for a great show. It has been tough since we got here.”
“Massive credit to the SX10 guys for picking themselves up and displaying the brand of rugby that we are known of. To the fans back at home supporting SX10 and all over the world, thank you very much, we appreciate the support.”
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Oscar Dennis scored two tries for SX10 in the entire campaign while Willy Ambaka and Oscar Ouma scored a try each in Bermuda.
The World 10s Series second edition is slated for 2021 and it will run from August to October. 360 players and 12 teams are scheduled to take part.
The tournament will make stops in four different destinations which will be announced later in December and the final leg will be staged in Bermuda.