Rugby Rugby

Bold Kenya storms Singapore Sevens Cup final

Day 2 Sydney 7s at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Photo Martin Seras Lima
Kenya fans cheering their team.PHOTO/FILE

NAIROBI, April 17 – Bold Kenya 7s team eliminated Argentina 15-12 to storm the Singapore tournament Main Cup final in the Eighth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the new look National Stadium on Sunday.

The victory saw Kenya play in the Cup final for the first time since 2013 when the team was under the then coach Mike Friday and will now face Series and Singapore defending champions Fiji in the decider.

Shujaa, who sit eighth in the standings will be searching to amass 22 points that will see them leap frog England on seventh spot.

The Pumas struck first through Fernando Luna on the stroke of half-time when he stepped inside a weak attempted tackle from Augustine Lugonzo.

Shujaa were unable to restore parity in the little time left as they failed to win possession from restart to see Gaston Revol kick the ball into touch with his side seven points up at the breather.

Lugonzo made the amends when they returned to hand Kenya a dream start to the second half when he atoned for his costly error before the break by running in a try from halfway and level scores at 7-7.

The encounter was still a close affair to see both sides tie on 12-12 as Frank Wanyama cancelled out Axel Muller’s try with Collins Injera’s conversion going wide to see the scores remain level with 40 seconds to go.

Unperturbed by his poor conversion attempt, Injera decided to have a shot at goal from 40 metres out after Argentina were penalised in the closing seconds and indeed the Kenya’s record try scorer did not disappoint as he converted to see his team-mates go wild.