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Kenya to meet Aussies in quarters

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 11- Kenya set up a clash with Australia in the main cup quarter finals of the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens.
Humphrey Kayange and company went through the pool stage unbeaten including a 12-10 win over favourites Samoa on Monday.

The Safaricom Sevens champions began the day with a comprehensive 40-0 win over Malaysia before scraping through 17-12 against a tenacious Papua New Guinea team.

The match against Samoa was a scrappy affair as both sides struggled to come to terms with the heat.

Samoa flyer Mikaele Pesamino was the first to cross the whitewash in the third minute for an unconverted try.

Collins Injera put Kenya in the lead at half time after a sustained period with ball in hand that opened up the physical Samoa defence to make the score 7-5.

Pesamino got on the board soon after half time with another try to put the defending International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens Series champions

The Kenyan defence held firm forcing the south Pacific islanders to make uncharacteristic mistakes.

Kayange scored the crucial with full time approaching to set up the clash with Australia on Tuesday morning.

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