For the second time in a row, Kenya 7s duo have been included in the Edmonton 7s Dream Team after another impressive display in the final tournament of the 2021 World 7s Series.
Alvin Otieno who scored four tries for Kenya has made the team alongside his teammate Jeff Oluoch who had three tries as Shujaa finished third in the tournament.
Otieno is joined in the forward list by Germany’s John Dawe who was instrumental as his side went on to finish fifth in the two-day event. JC Pretorius completes the forward list having helped South Africa to a clean sweep in Canada.
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The backline is dominated by South African players. Playmaker Selyvn Davids who came in as Angelo Davids’ replacement makes the dream team as well as his captain Siviwe Soyizwapi.
Soyizwapi landed 10 tries in the competition which saw his overall tally in the World 7s Series change to 104 tries in 169 appearances.
Player of the final and tournament top try-scorer Muller du Plessis completes the seven-man list. Du Plessis had 11 tries in the competition. Oluoch is the lone non-South African play in the backline.
Unlike in the past, World Rugby picked 14 best performers and opened the voting to fans. Fans had 24-hours to vote for the best seven players.
Edmonton 7s Dream Team: 1. John Dawe, 2. Alvin Otieno, 3. JC Pretorius 4. Selyvn Davids, 5. Jeff Olouch, 6. Siviwe Soyizwapi 7. Muller du Plessis