Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s lose to Fiji, SA shocked by Ireland

KENYA 7S STARS ALVIN OTIENO AND NELSON OYOO CELEBRATE (PHOTO: P YATES / WORLD RUGBY

Kenya 7s kicked off their Toulouse 7s campaign with a 29-5 loss to Olympic Champions Fiji in a Pool B match played at  The Stade Ernest-Wallon. 

Kaminieli Rasaku turned his markers inside out on the left side before pacing on to score the opening try that he converted for a 7-0 lead for Fiji. The lead stretched when Waisea Nacuqu sliced through the defence and scored for a 12-0 lead.

Shujaa tried to come back into the game but they got penalized in Fiji’s five. Fiji quickly attacked and a long pass was delivered to Elia Canakaivata who raced on to the third try.

Kenya 7s pulled back through Alvin Otieno after an offload by Bush Mwale. The try which came before the halftime break saw Fiji lead 17-5.  Fiji returned from the break to score through Rasaku’s second try.

Filipe Sauturaga scored the final try at the 15th minute and it was converted for a 29-5.

Kenya 7s will be back in action at 11:05 PM on Friday against hosts France while Fiji will tackle wales.

France were onto a flying star whipping Wales 56-5. Paulin Riva and Joachim Trouabal had a brace each. Thibaud Mazzoleni, Jonathan Laugel, Joris Simon and Aaron Grandidier scored a try each

Ireland shocked World 7s Series leaders South Africa beating them 21-12. The first half ended 7-7 after Mfundo Ndhlovu second minute converted try was cancelled by Terry Kennedy. In the second half, Jack Kelly added the second try  for Ireland to move to 14 points before Siviwe Soyizwapi pulled back with unconverted try.

Kennedy returned to the scoresheet with his second try that sealed their victory.  Vancouver 7s Champions Argentina and Samoa had impressive starts beating Japan 43-5 and Samoa 42-12.

Marcos Moneta bagged a hattrick of tries while Luciano Gonzalez bagged a brace. Felipe Del Mestre and Joaquin Lamas managed a try each in Argentina’s win.

Vaa Apelu Maliko and Steve Rimoni had two tries each with Iafeta Purcell and Ati Junior Ati landing a try each in Samoa’s win.

Caleb Tangitau, Ngarohi McGarvey-Black and Amanaki Nicole scored in New Zealand’s 19-0 win over Scotland. USA beat Australia 24-19 thanks to Perry Baker’s hattrick and Lucas Lacamp sixth minute try.

Toulouse 7s Fixtures (Timings in EAT)

Friday 20 May

South Africa 12-21 Ireland
Samoa 42-12 Spain
New Zealand 19-0 Scotland
Australia 19-24 USA
England 24-5 Canada
Argentina 43-5 Japan
France 56-5  Wales
Fiji 29-5 Kenya 7s

South Africa vs Spain – 7:28 PM
Samoa vs Ireland- 7:50 PM
New Zealand vs USA- 8:24 PM
Australia vs Scotland – 8:46 PM
England vs Japan- 9:08 PM
Argentina vs Canada- 9:30 PM
France vs Kenya 7s- 11:05 PM 
Fiji vs Wales-   11:33 PM

Saturday 21 May
Ireland vs Spain 7s 1:00 PM
Samoa vs South Africa 1:22 PM
Scotland vs USA – 1:44 PM
Australia vs New Zealand- 2:06 PM
Canada vs Japan -2:28 PM
Argentina vs England 2:50 PM
Wales vs Kenya 7s 3:12 PM
Fiji vs France- 3:34 PM

Quarters

9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
3rd Pool A vs 4th Pool D 5:14 PM
3rd Pool D vs 4th Pool A- 5:36 PM
3rd Pool B vs 4th Pool C -5:58 PM
3rd Pool C vs 4th Pool B- 6:20 PM

CUP QUARTER FINALS
1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool D -7:04 PM
1st Pool D vs 2nd Pool A 7:48 PM
1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool B 9:05 PM
1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool C 10:03 PM

Sunday 22 May
13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M28 vs Loser M25 11:58 AM
Loser M26 vs Loser M27 – 12:20 AM

9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Winner M25 vs Winner M28- 12:50 PM
Winner M27 vs Winner M26 -1:12 PM

5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M31 vs Loser M29 1:34 PM
Loser M30 vs Loser M32-1:56 PM

CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M31 3:14 PM
Winner M32 vs Winner M30 3:36 pm

13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34 -4:46 PM

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36 – 5:08 PM
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38 5:30 PM

BRONZE FINAL
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 6:29 PM

CUP FINAL
Winner M40 vs Winner M39- 7:26
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