South Africa have won the first leg of the Rugby Africa Solidarity 7s following a 31-7 victory over Kenya 7s in the final played at Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch.
Kenya had lost to SA on the first day of the competition 27-14 and were keen to avenge loss but just like Saturday’s match SA scored two quick tries with Selvyn Davids outpacing Kenya 7s stars for the first try which Branco du Preez failed to converted.
The second try was from Angelo Davids and it was also on the left side. du Preez also miscued his kick as he attempted a conversion.
Kenya trimmed the gap in the final minutes of the first half. Vincent Onyala was stopped five metres before the try-line and SA spilt the ball as they tried to dispossess him, Alvin Otieno pounced on the loose ball and dived over for a converted try.
In the final half, South Africa restricted Kenya to their own half and Angelo had his second try at the left corner after a quick attack on the side. Christie Grobbelaar scored the second try of the half following a kick and chase which saw him ground the ball.
The final try came after Ruhan Nel who picked a loose ball and went on to score a try that sealed their victory. The teams will have a week of training before return to action over the weekend for the final tournament of the Solidarity campaign.
Rugby Africa Solidarity 7s ranking matches
South Africa 31-7 Kenya 7s
Uganda 7-26 South Africa 2
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