Kenya Lionesses fall to New Zealand in Tokyo

Kenya started their Pool A campaign at the Tokyo Olympics with a 29-7 loss to New Zealand in the women’s rugby sevens competition in Tokyo on Thursday 29 July 2021.

New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead through tries from Michaela Blyde who landed a brace in between Portia Woodman’s five pointer with Tyla Nathan-Wong adding a conversion.

A patient Kenya build up saw Christabel Lindo score a converted try under the posts for a 17-7 score at the interval.

The Black Ferns added two second half tries through Stacey Fluher and Gayle Broughton with Nathan-Wong adding another conversion.

Up next for the Lionesses is a match against the Russian Olympic Committee at 1.00pm EAT.

France 12-5 Fiji

Canada 33-0 Brazil

USA 28-14 China

Australia 48-0 Japan

ROC 12-14 Great Britain

New Zealand 29-7 Kenya Lionesses

Round two

Canada vs Fiji

France vs Brazil

Australia vs China

USA vs Japan

New Zealand vs Great Britain

ROC vs Kenya

Story courtesy/KRU

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