Kenya 7s

Shujaa fall to France in second Toulouse 7s match, SA, Australia bounce back

Kenya 7s captain Nelson Oyoo. Photo Courtesy/HSBC Sport.

Kenya 7s suffered the second straight defeat in the Toulouse 7s Pool matches falling 38-14 to France on Saturday.

Damian McGrath’s charges headed to the match having lost 29-5 in the opener and were keen to return to winning ways against the hosts who had whipped Wales 56-5.

The hosts France led via Joachim Trouabal tries in the second and third minutes with Paulin Riva adding one conversion for a 12-0 lead.

Shujaa cut the gap by scoring a try through captain Nelson Oyoo for a 12-7 after Tony Omondi’s conversion. Alvin Otieno joined the scoresheet three minutes with a try that Omondi converted for a 14-12 lead.

The hosts came from the break re-energized and added tries through Aaron Grandidier, Trouabal and Jordan Sepho (two) to put the game beyond Kenya 7s. The loss means Kenya 7s are set to miss the Quarters for the fifth time in a row this season.

Shujaa will conclude the pool stage matches on Saturday (EAT) against Wales at 3:14.

South Africa revived their quarterfinal hopes with a 27-7 win over Spain in the second match.  Zain Davids’ brace and try each from Siviwe Soyizwapi, Ronald Brown and Bradley Blood helped the side pick the first three points. They will need to win their final match to boost their chances.

Australia also bounced back to winning ways with a 28-7 win over Scotland. Henry Hutchison, Maurice Longbottom, Josh Turner and Max Burey scored in the win.  The Aussies will also need to win their last match to boost their chances.

New Zealand, England and Samoa are unbeaten after winning their second round matches and have one foot in the last eight.

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 27-7 Spain
Samoa 27-14 Ireland
New Zealand  19-17 USA
Australia 28-7  Scotland
England 21-10 Japan-
Argentina 12-19 Canada
France 31-14 Kenya 7s
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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