Olindi’s brace helps Kenya beat Canada in Dubai 7s final Pool B match

Kenya 7s team huddle before the game against Fiji on day one of the HSBC Sydney Sevens 2020 men's competition at Bankwest Stadium on 1 February, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

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

Bronze Final

LOSER M27 vs LOSER M28 5:29 PM , Sat 04 Dec 2021

Cup Final, Match 34

WINNER M27 vs WINNER M28 – 6:26 PM

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