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Kenya 7s pummel Ireland to storm into Vancouver 7s final

Kenya 7s have qualified for the Vancouver 7s finals after a convincing 38-5 win over Ireland in the semis played on Sunday at BC Place in Canada.

Innocent Simiyu charges will face South Africa in the final set for Monday 3:28 AM East African Time. Blitzboks rallied to beat Great Britain 26-12 to set up a repeat of a Pool A match.

Shujaa got on the scoresheet after just 30 seconds of play. Daniel Taabu set up Willy Ambaka with a shot pass and the latter sprinted to the try-line to score the opening try at the centre.

Kenya doubled the lead after a big carry by Jeff Oluoch which saw the side enter the Ireland zone and Taabu glided past his markers to score the second try that he converted for 14-0.

The scoring run continued as Ambaka held off his marker to offload to supporting Alvin Otieno on the inside and he sprinted to the try box to score the third try for Kenya and the sixth of the tournament.

The team returned from the break and picked from where they left. Off a scrum, Taabu picked up Levy Amunga with a pass and the KCB man raced for a try at the centre, taking the scores to 26-0.

Ireland pulled back after the restart with Conor Phillips touching down for a 26-5 scoreline.

Otieno returned to the scoresheet picking the ball from the ruck, fend off his marker and scored at the centre for a converted try that changed the scores to 33-5.

Taabu then raced clear before popping the ball to Mark Kwemoi to score his first try in the series.

Monday 20 September

FINAL
Kenya 7s vs South Africa 3:28 AM

3RD PLACE PLAY-OFF
Ireland vs Great Britain 2:31 AM

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
USA vs Canada 2:07 AM

7TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Hong Kong vs Spain1:20 AM

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Jamaica vs German 12:36 AM

11TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Chile vs Mexico12:14 AM

CUP SEMI-FINALS
Ireland 5-38 Kenya 7s
Great Britain 12-26 South Africa

5TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL
Hong Kong 10-24 USA
Canada 33-19 Spain

9th place semis

Chile 5-10 Jamaica
Germany 41-0 Mexico

Cup Quarters

Ireland 12-7 Hong Kong after extra time

USA 14-19 Kenya 7s
Great Britain31-5 Canada
South Africa 54-5 Spain

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