Rugby Rugby

Bowl fight for Kenya 7s after false start


WELLINGTON, New Zealand February 3 – Kenya brought to life the first day of the Wellington sevens today but came crashing after losing their two follow up matches in Pool D.

The team welcomed back star player Collins Injera, who scored the decisive try with a minute to play and went on to beat Australia 35-10 in their opening match

These were Injera’s 125th and 126th tries victory against Australia while Sidney Ashioya also scored twice before Humphrey Kayange completed the victory.

Its was an exemplary performance by the boys and went further to cement the fact that calling back the experienced players was not in vain.

In the second match it was not rosy at all as Kenya went down to France 26-17.

France went up with guns blazing taking a 5-0 lead by the second minute through Vincent Danieu.

Kenya’s Oscar Ouma did not let the scores settle for to long after responding with a try two minutes later.

Tipping the scales was Danieu who added his second giving the French a 12-5 lead at half time.
In the second half Injera was at it and took Kenya’s score to 10-12 but shortly the French re-instated their 7 point advantage.
The French from the on ran with it and settled for 26-17 final score.
Canada’s Nanyak Dala scored a late try to condemn Kenya in their last group game winning it 21-14.

Oscar Ouma kicked for Kenya crossing over for a 7-0 lead then Asego converted to which the Canadians through Conor Trainor to cancel the lead.

With a minute to go, Nanyak sidestepped Captain Sidney Ashioya to score under the posts and condemn Kenya to finish in second spot in Pool D below Canada and above France and Australia.

Kenya now faces Scotland in the Bowl quarter final tomorrow.