Kenya 7s qualify for Edmonton 7s quarters after win over Spain

Kenya 7s are through to Edmonton 7s quarters following a 26-12 win over Spain in the second pool B match at Commonwealth Stadium.

Shujaa landed four tries in the win and are tied on six points with USA ahead of the final pool match. Spain and Chile have two points each following two straight losses

Shujaa first try came from captain Nelson Oyoo. The side quickly gained possession when Spain lost the ball after fielding it from the kick-off. Shujaa quickly launched an attack with the ball being spread to the right side for Oyoo to score. Though the final pass looked to have traveled forward the try stood and Levy Amunga converted for a 7-0 lead.

Spain pulled back with a try by Alberto Carmona to cut the gap to five points.

Shujaa then stretched the lead at the sixth minute when Alvin Otieno set up Billy Odhiambo with an inside pass. Odhiambo accelerated to score a try that Amunga converted for 14-5 lead.

Mark Kwemoi sealed the first half scores with a try in the final seconds of the first half for a 19-5 lead.

Andres Arnau scored in the second half for a converted try that cut the gap to seven points.

Both sides fought to get points on board in the closing minutes but it was Kenya who had the last laugh. From a scrum in Spain’s five, Mark Kwemoi picked the ball and dived over for a 26-12 win after Amunga’s conversion.

Kenya 7s will face USA in a Pool B final match on Sunday at 2:35 AM EAT to determine who tops the pool with both sides now tied on six points.

USA have qualified for the last eight after a 33-5 win over Chile in the second pool match.

Mike Friday charges scored five tries through Malacchi Esdale (2), Joe Schroeder, Martin Iosefo and Jerome Nale.

Ireland are also through to the quarters after a 38-7 win over Jamaica in a match that Bryan Mollen bagged a brace as Conor Phillips, Chris Cosgrave, Shane Jennings, and Jordan Conroy landed a try each.

Great Britain suffered a shocking 19-10 defeat to Germany in the second pool C match. They will now need to win their final match of the pool to avoid missing the quarters.

South Africa had a flying start thrashing Mexico 56-0 in the opening match in Pool A. Darren Adonis scored two tries, and was joined by JC Pretorius, Shaun Williams, Siviwe Soyizwapi, James Murphy, Muller du Plessis, Christie Grobbelaar on the scoresheet to take their tally to eight tries.

Hosts Canada won 21-12 in the opening Pool A match.

Edmonton 7s playing Schedule (Timings in EAT)

Saturday 25 September

Round 1

Ireland 19-17 Germany

Great Britain 48-0 Jamaica

USA 29-17 Spain

Kenya 7s 38-5 Chile

Canada 21-12 Hong Kong

South Africa 56-0 Mexico

Round two

Ireland 38-7 Jamaica

Great Britain 10-19 Germany

USA 33-5 Chile

Kenya 7s 26-12 Spain

Canada vs Mexico-11:26 PM

South Africa vs Hong Kong- 11:48 PM

Sunday 26 September


Germany vs Jamaica- 01:06 AM

Great Britain vs Ireland -01:28 AM

Spain vs Chile -02:07 AM

Kenya 7s vs USA- 02:35 AM

Hong Kong vs Mexico- 03:05 AM

South Africa vs Canada- 03:33 AM


Match 19: 1st Pool B vs  Best 3rd 6:20 PM

Match 20 1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool A 6:42 PM

Match 21: 2nd Pool B vs 2nd Pool C- 7:04 PM

Match 22: 1st Pool A vs 2nd Best 3rd -7:26 PM


Best 4th vs 2nd Best 4th– 7:58 PM

3rd Best 3rd vs 3rd Best 4th -8:20 PM


Loser M19 vs Loser M20- 9:36 PM

Loser M21 vs Loser M22- 9:58 PM


Winner M19 vs Winner M20 -10:20 PM

Winner M21 vs Winner M22 -10:42 PM


Loser M23 vs Loser M24- 11:14 PM


Winner M23 vs Winner M24 11:36 PM

Monday 27 September


Loser M25 vs Loser M26 : 00:20 AM


Winner M25 vs Winner M26 : 01:07 AM


Loser M27 vs Loser M28 01:31 AM


Winner M27 vs Winner M28- 02:28 AM

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