Hong Kong sevens draw out


NAIROBI, Kenya, February 20 – The national sevens team have the earliest opportunity to exact revenge on the United States and Scotland in the pool stages of the Hong Kong Sevens on March 27-29.NATIONAL_SEVENS_RUGBYBenjamin Ayimba’s side lost to the USA 14-7 in the main cup quarters of the San Diego sevens while they fell to the Scots 19-14 at the Pool stages in Wellington.

It will be the second time the Safari Sevens champions will meet the Americans and the fourth time they take on the Scots this season.

Kenya who are currently preparing for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai next month are also joined by West Indies in Pool F of the famous International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens series leg.

Kenya’s match against the West Indies will curtain raise the tournament which will be held at the spectacular Hong Kong stadium.

Kenya who over the past fortnight posted memorable victories over New Zealand and South Africa and collected a bumper 18 points though they still remain sixth in the IRB sevens series standings eight points behind Fiji who are fifth with 32 points.

Series leaders England are in Pool B where they will lock horns with fellow home nation Wales, Japan and China.

San Diego winners Argentina hope to continue with their impressive form in Pool D when they take on Portugal, Tonga and Hong Kong.

Early season pace setters South Africa are top seeds and will face France, Uruguay and Korea in Pool A while New Zealand have a date against cross Tasman rivals Australia in  Pool C which also has Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

A thunderous three day fiesta of rugby is expected as tickets for the tournament have already been sold out.

The Hong Stadium broke new ground when it hosted the first Bledisloe Cup match to be played outside Australasia.