Kenya 7s picked their first win at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Japan 21-7 to qualify for the ninth-place playoff.
Innocent Simiyu coached side will play Ireland in the ninth-place playoff on Wednesday at 3:30 am. It will be a repeat of a pool c encounter in which Kenya lost 12-7. Japan will place Korea in the 11th playoff.
In the match against Kenya, Captain Mastui Chihito gave Japan an early lead with a converted try. Kenya would then earn a penalty and Daniel Taabu quickly tapped, gained some ground and released Jeff Oluoch who picked Alvin Otieno. Otieno raced to score a try that was converted for a 7-7 all scoreline.
Kenya 7s second try emanated from a scrum with the ball being moved to the right to find Oluoch, he sliced through the defence for the second try that took the scores to 14-7 after conversion. As they proceeded to the break, Kenya were leading 14-7.
Collins Injera came off the bench and put Andrew Amonde through with a shot ball for the third try which was scored in the second half.
Tuesday 27 July PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 19 9th Place SF 1: Ireland 29-0 Republic of Korea-10:30 AM
Men 20 9th Place SF 2: Kenya 7s vs Japan 4th-11:00 AM
Men 21 Medal QF 1: New Zealand vs Canada-11:30 PM
Men 22 Medal QF 2: Great Britain vs USA-12:00 PM
Men 23 Medal QF 3: South Africa vs Argentina-12:30 PM
Men 24 Medal QF 4: Fiji vs Australia- 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 25 11th Place Play-Off Korea Vs Japan – 3:00 AM
Men 26 9th Place Ireland vs Kenya 7s- 3:30 AM
Men 27 5th Place SF 1 Loser M21 – Loser M22 -4:00 AM
Men 28 5th Place SF 2 Loser M23 – Loser M24-4:30 AM
Men 29 Medal SF 1 Winner M21 – Winner M22-05:00 AM
Men 30 Medal SF 2 Winner M23 – Winner M24-05:30 AM
MONDAY, 26 JULY 202
Tokyo Olympics 7s round one results
Men 1 Pool B: Fiji 24-19 Japan
Men 2 Pool B: Great Britain 24-0 Canada
Men 3 Pool A: New Zealand 50-5 RO Korea
Men 4 Pool A: Australia 19-29 Argentina
Men 5 Pool C: South Africa 33-14 Ireland
Men 6 Pool C: USA 19-14 Kenya 7s
Round two fixtures (timings in EAT)
Men 7 Pool B: Great Britain 34-0 Japan
Men 8 Pool B: Fiji 28-14 Canada
Men 9 Pool A: New Zealand 35-14 Argentina
Men 10 Pool A: Australia 42-5 RO Korea
Men 11 Pool C: USA 19-17 Ireland
Men 12 Pool C: South Africa 14-5 Kenya 7s
TUESDAY, 27 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 13 Pool B: Canada 36-12 Japan
Men 14 Pool B: Fiji 33-7 Great Britain
Men 15 Pool A: Argentina 56-0 RO Korea
Men 16 Pool A: New Zealand 14-12Australia
Men 17 Pool C: Kenya 7s 7-12 Ireland
Men 18 Pool C: South Africa 17-12 USA