NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – A 0-31 defeat at the hands of USA saw the Kenya Lionesses close day one of the 2015/16 HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series final round at the Clermont Sevens bottom of Pool A.
Lionesses, who are playing in the Series for the first time, were consigned to the Bowl competition and will face Russia in the semifinal on Sunday at 2.48pm EAT (GMT+3).
The USA took a 14- 0 lead at the break through converted tries from Lilly Durbin and Alev Kelter.
Second half tries from Folayan, Javelet and Johnson’s converted effort secured the result for the Americans.
-Shujaa top Pool in Amsterdam-
Elsewhere, Shujaa topped Pool 1 at the 2016 Amsterdam Sevens, finishing the day with a 100% record courtesy of three wins on Saturday.
The results saw Shujaa join the other eleven pool winners in Sunday’s second stage of the competition, the Silver Pier that sees teams drawn in four pools of three teams each, the winners of these pools will proceed to the main cup semi finals.
The Benjamin Ayimba charges posted identical 43-0 wins over NRC Herren and Amstelveen respectively before registering a 63-0 result over Dambusters.
Kenya will battle it out with Tenclt Rhinos at 11.40am EAT (+3GMT) and Georgia at 2.40 pm (all Kenya time)for a chance to top their pool and claim a slot in the cup semi finals.