WORLD SEVENS SERIES

Kenya 7s claim Edmonton bronze after thrashing Canada

Kenya 7s finished third in the Edmonton 7s after a convincing 33-14 win over hosts Canada in an entertaining clash played at Commonwealth Stadium.

Alvin Otieno who has been impressive in the Series for Shujaa landed two tries as Innocent Simiyu coached side scored five tries in the victory.

After a cagey start, Shujaa captain Nelson Oyoo took matters into his own hands and sprinted to dive over at the centre for a try that Levvy Amunga converted for a 7-0 lead.

Shujaa doubled the lead after winning a line-out in Canada’s try territory. Billy Odhiambo was caught just before he crossed over and Kenya had to recycle the ball finding Alvin Otieno who fend off his marker to score from close range. Amunga converted for a 14-0 lead.

Alex Russell cut the deficit with a brilliant try for Canada for a 14-7 scoreline at halftime.

On return from the break, Canada stole possession from Harold Anduvate and went on to score through Jake Thiel to tie the scores.

From the resultant restart, Shujaa’s Willy Ambaka won the ball from the kick-off and sprinted into Canada’s zone to score the third try.

Otieno returned to the scoresheet with his second try of the match, bursting through the centre for the fourth try for Kenya.

Kenya put the game beyond the hosts with a try by Billy Odhiambo. Odhiambo was put through with a pass from a scrum and raced on to score the final try of the match. Shujaa have managed podium finishes in both Canadian tournaments having finished second last weekend.

Germany beat USA 24-19 in a match that had to be decided in sudden death to finish fifth in the Edmonton 7s.

Edmonton 7s playing Schedule (Timings in EAT) Monday 27

CUP FINAL

Great Britain vs South Africa – 02:28 AM

BRONZE FINAL

Canada 14-33 Kenya 7s

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

USA 19-24 Germany AET

7TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Ireland 14-21 Hong Kong

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Chile 12-29 Spain

11TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

Jamaica 28-10 Mexico

CUP SEMI-FINALS

Great Britain 22-12 Canada

Kenya 7s 7-33 South Africa

5TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

USA 19-0 Ireland

Germany 21-7 Hong Kong

9TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL

Chile 29-0 Jamaica

Spain 40-0 Mexico

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 46-0 Hong Kong

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