WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Kenya 7s storm into Edmonton 7s semis after seeing off Germany

Kenya 7s have booked a place in the Edmonton 7s semis after defeating Germany 24-17 in a quarterfinal match played at Commonwealth Stadium on Sunday.

Shujaa will be back in action at 10:42 PM EAT for a semi-final clash against the winner of the match pitting Vancouver 7s winners South Africa and Hong Kong.

Kenya spent the better part of the first half in Germany’s zone as the side conceded a lot of penalties in their own zone.

Jeff Oluoch landed Kenya 7s first try after having a break at the centre following a scrum in the Germany zone. The try was converted by Levy Amunga for a 7-0.

He doubled the lead picking a ball from the ruck to score after Nelson Oyoo was brought down close to the try line.

The final try of the opening half was scored by Alvin Otieno who received a long pass from Amunga and had acres of space ahead of him to score an easy try. Amunga converted the try for a 19-0 lead.

Germany pulled back with a converted try but Shujaa stretched the lead through Alvin Otieno as he fend off his markers following a powerful run and raced on to score for a 24-7 lead.

Tries by Tim Lichtenberg and Phil Szczesny cut the gap to a seven pointer but Shujaa held on to reach the last four.

Hosts Canada will battle Great Britain in the first semi-final after Canada edged Ireland 14-12 in the second quarter. In the first quarter, USA lost 21-19 to Great Britain for another semi-final appearance.

Edmonton 7s playing Schedule (Timings in EAT)

CUP SEMI-FINALS

Great Britain vs Canada -10:20 PM

Kenya 7s vs South Africa/Hong Kong -10:42 PM

5TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

USA vs Ireland – 9:36 PM

Germany vs Loser M22- 9:58 PM

9TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

Chile vs Jamaica – 7:58 PM

Spain vs Mexico-8:20 PM

CUP QUARTER-FINALS

Match 19: USA 19-21 Great Britain

Match 20 Ireland 12-14 Canada

Match 21: Kenya 24-17 Germany

Match 22: South Africa vs Hong Kong

11TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Loser M23 vs Loser M24- 11:14 PM

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Winner M23 vs Winner M24 11:36 PM

Monday 27 September

7TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Loser M25 vs Loser M26 : 00:20 AM

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Winner M25 vs Winner M26 : 01:07 AM

BRONZE FINAL

Loser M27 vs Loser M28 01:31 AM

CUP FINAL

Winner M27 vs Winner M28- 02:28 AM

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