Kenya 7s livened their chances of qualifying for the quarters after beating Canada 26-14 in the final Pool match played at the Sevens Stadium.
Shujaa had lost the opening two matches and need a win to improve their chances of qualifying for the last eight. The win against Canada has earned them three points and they are now third in Pool B with five points and a point differential of two. They are set to qualify as the best third-placed team or the second-best third-placed team.
Just like the opening two matches, Kenya conceded first. Brennig Prevost opened the scores for Canada as he landed a converted try. Two Minutes later, Bush Mwale had a big carry and released an inside ball to unmarked Alvin Otieno who raced clear to score the first try.
Shujaa moved to 14 points in the sixth minute. Off a line out the ball moved to the backs and Tony Omondi offloaded to supporting Johnstone Olindi and he scored for a 14-7 lead at the break.
Thomas Isherwood leveled the scores for Canada landing a converted try on return from the break.
Edmund Anya came off the bench and had a powerful run to beat his markers and accelerated to the other end to score a try that was converted for a 21-14 lead.
Canada were reduced to six after an intentional tap by a Canadian player and Kenya called for scrum after winning a penalty.
From the scrum, Olindi picked the ball to fend off his marker and side stepped past on the oncoming markers to score a beautiful try that sealed their victory
South Africa and Great Britain joined the quarters with a match to spare after beating Ireland and Japan respectively. They will face off later in the evening to determine who wins the Pool.
Fiji picked the first win of the campaign whipping Argentina 40-7. Waisea Nacuqu bagged a brace while Josua Vakurunabili, Kaminieli Rasaku and Elia Canakaivata has a try each in the win. The sides is however set to miss the quarters.
HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 (Timings in East Africa Time)
Dubai 7s fixtures/Results
Friday 3 December 2021
Australia 21-14 Kenya
Fiji 17-22 France
Argentina 21-14 Spain
USA 38-14 Canada
Great Britain 24-21 Ireland
South Africa 48-0 Japan
Fiji 19-33 Spain
Argentina 21-14 France
Australia 24-17 Canada
USA 24-12 Kenya 7s
Great Britain 36-14 Japan
South Africa 21-12 Ireland
France 34-14 Spain –
Argentina 7-40 Fiji
Kenya 7s 26-14 Canada 4:46 PM
USA vs Australia – 5:08 PM
Ireland vs Japan – 6:35 PM
South Africa vs Great Britain 7:33 PM
SATurday 4 December 2021
9th Place Semi-Final
BEST 4TH vs 2ND BEST 4TH – 08:44 AM
3RD BEST 3RD vs 3RD BEST 4TH – 09:06 AM
Cup Quarter Finals
1ST POOL B vs BEST 3RD – 08:44 AM
1ST POOL C vs 2ND POOL A – 09:06 AM
2ND POOL B vs 2ND POOL C – 09:28,
1ST POOL A vs 2ND BEST 3RD– 09:50 AM
11th Place Play-Off
LOSER M23 vs LOSER M24 – 12:16 PM
9th Place Play-Off
WINNER M23 vs WINNER M24 – 12:38 PM
5th Place Semi Final
LOSER M19 vs LOSER M20 – 12:35 PM
LOSER M21 vs LOSER M22 – 12:57 PM
Cup Semi Finals
WINNER M19 vs WINNER M20 – 1:24 PM
WINNER M21 vs WINNER M22 – 1:46 PM
5th Place Play-Off, Match 32
WINNER M25 vs WINNER M26 – 4:03- PM
7th Place Play-Off
LOSER M25 vs LOSER M26 – 4:26 PM
LOSER M27 vs LOSER M28 5:29 PM , Sat 04 Dec 2021
Cup Final, Match 34
WINNER M27 vs WINNER M28 – 6:26 PM