Kenya brush aside Korea


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 26 – A brace each from Humphrey Kayange and Collins Injera helped Kenya thrash Korea 51-7 in their first match of the Hong Kong Sevens on Friday.Despite the emphatic scoreline, Kenya made heavy weather of their opening Pool F fixture against the minnows favouring to attack channels full of traffic instead of looking for the open spaces.

Kenya currently tops the pool followed by South Africa who closed the first day’s proceedings with a thrilling 28-15 win over Zimbabwe.

Innocent Simiyu began the rout in the second minute with Brian Nyikuli, Gibson Weru and Injera also crossing over for a 29-0 lead at half time.

Injera took his all time try tally to 90 at the stroke of halftime after exploiting a disorganized Korean defence to run in for an easy five pointer.

Kayange scored two long range tries along the near touchline with Victor Sudi and substitute Sidney Ashioya also finding their way to the tryline.

Korea took advantage of weak poor tackling to get on the scoreboard with a converted try from Chun Jong Man.

Benjamin Ayimba’s charges will be gunning for more points against Zimbabwe at 9.32 am on Saturday morning and then a potential pool decider against the Springboks at 1.55 pm.