Kenya 7s landed three tries in the final half to beat South Africa Sevens Academy 24-0 in the fourth Rugby Africa Solidarity 7s match played on Sunday morning.
SAS put pressure on Kenya and conceded the first try after five minutes of play in the first half. It was Jeff Olouch who beat his marker to break the deadlock with a try under the posts. Kenya added the extras to lead 7-0 heading to the final minutes of the opening half.
SAS would stand tall in the final minutes of the half to ensure the scoreboard remained unchanged heading to the halftime break.
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In the closing half, Kenya widened the gap with Collins Injera passing to Alvin Otieno who sold a dummy before slicing through the defence to score the second try.
A kick and chase after SAS lost the ball in contact saw Derrick Keyoga pounce on his own kick to ground the ball for a 19-0 lead after Tony Omondi’s conversion.
Kenya’s final try came from Vincent Onyala who also sold a dummy to beat the rushing SAS defence and touched down on the right side after a ruck.
Kenya’s next match will the East Africa Derby against Uganda at 12:50pm. After the last round of matches, the teams will play ranking matches.
Day Two matches
Uganda 22-12 Zimbabwe
Kenya 26-0 SAS Academy
SA 2 vs Zimbabwe
12:50 Kenya vs Uganda