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Kenya 7s lose to France in Emirates 7s semis

Kenya 7s will play Japan in the third-place playoffs after losing 17-5 to France in the Emirates Invitational 7s semis played at The Sevens Stadium pitch 3 on Saturday.

The match against Japan is expected to kick off at 4:48 East African Time.  Kenya and France had shared the spoils on Friday after tying 19-19 and when they met in the semis, France were off a huge win over Uganda while Kenya had beaten Canada 21-19.

France bagged two tries in the first half but failed to convert. They would head to the break leading 10-0.  In the closing half, the Frenchmen breached Kenya’s defence to score a try at the centre and converted for a 17-0 lead

Kenya 7s pulled back with a try by Daniel Taabu who has been in fine form in the competition. The resultant conversion missed the target and France would reach the final where they play Argentina at 5:32 EAT.

Argentina qualified for the final after beating Japan 24-0 in the first semi-final. The side which won a double at Madrid 7s dotted three tries in the first half and converted two to lead 19-0. In the final half, they added a five-pointer to qualify for the final.

Final (Timings EAT)

5:32 France v Argentina

Third place 

4:48 Kenya v Japan

Seventh place final

4:26 Spain v Uganda

Plate final

4:06 Chile v Canada

Cup Semi-final 

14:14 Argentina 24-0 Japan

14:14 Kenya v France

Plate semi-final

13:08 Chile 22-17 Spain

13:30 Canada 38-7  Uganda

Cup Quarterfinal 

9:28  Argentina 19-7 Chile

9:50 Japan 15-12 Spain

10:12  Canada 19-21 Kenya

10:34 Uganda 7-45 France

Kenya Lionesses matches Day Two

Lionesses 5-17 Brazil

France 2 31-12 Lionesses

France 1 43-0 Lionesses

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