Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s hit Uganda in Commonwealth Games opener

kenya 7s Photo Courtesy/KLCEE fots for World Rugby
kenya 7s Photo Courtesy/KLCEE fots for World Rugby

Johnstone Olindi bagged a brace as Kenya 7s defeated Uganda Cranes 27-14 in the Commonwealth Games Pool D match at the Coventry Stadium on Friday 29 July 2022.

Damian McGrath’s charges came to this hoping to revenge a 22-12 in the semi-finals of the Africa Rugby Sevens Cup in Kampala on April 24.   Shujaa started off strongly scoring three tries in the first half and got two more in the final half.

Kenya 7s in Pool D of the Commonwealth Games. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Kenya 7s in Pool D of the Commonwealth Games. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Shujaa qualified for this tournament through the World 7s Series, whereas Uganda qualified after winning the Rugby Africa Men’s 7s at Kyadondo, Kampala, Uganda. It was always going to be a high-stakes encounter, with both teams understanding that a win would increase their quarterfinal prospects in addition to bragging rights.

The Uganda’s were dealt an early blow when Ian Munyani was yellow carded just after kick 0ff following a dangerous tackle on Herman Humwa. From the resultant penalty, Kenya called for a scrum which saw lindi easily picked the ball to score the opener.

Kenya were at it again when Anthony Omondi released a pass to Humwa for a centre post try that was converted for a 12-0 lead.

The third try was from Billy Odhiambo who picked the ball from the ruck and raced to score on the right side.

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Timothy Kisiga pulled back one try for Uganda, selling a dummy before slicing through the defence for a centre post try for a 17-7 scoreline.

In the second half, Philip Wokorach outpaced Olindi on the right wing and scored a try that cut the gap to three points after conversion.

Adrian Kasito’s yellow card put a dent to their hopes causing another upset as Kenya capitalized on the numerical advantage to score through Olindi.

Kevin Wekesa came off the bench to grab the fifth try of the match scoring at the left corner for a 27-14 win. Shujaa will be back in action at 8:58 PM EAT hoping to book a place in the semis.

Kenya 7s playing times at Commonwealth games. Photo Courtesy.KRU

Kenya 7s playing times at Commonwealth games. Photo Courtesy.KRU

The first match of the Men’s category saw Samu Kerevi bag a hattrick of tries while Nathan Lawson got a brace as  Australia thrashed Jamaica 62-0.

Corey Toole, Nick Malouf, Maurice Longbottom, Mark Nawaqanitawase, and Dietrich Roache also scored a try each as the Aussies put 10 tries past the Jamaicans.

Men’s Pools
A New Zealand,  England,  Samoa,  Sri Lanka
B South Africa, Scotland, Tonga, Malaysia
C Fiji,  Canada,  Wales,  Zambia,
D Australia,  Kenya 7s,  Uganda, Jamaica

Women’s Pools
A New Zealand, Canada, England, Sri Lanka
B Australia, Fiji, Scotland, South Africa

Commonwealth Games Rugby 7s Results 

Friday 29th July – Day One Round One Pool Games
01 Pool B Women – Australia 38-0South Africa
02 Pool B Women – Fiji 31-12  Scotland
03 Pool A Women – England  57-0 Sri Lanka
04 Pool A Women – New Zealand 45-7 Canada
05 Pool D Men – Australia 62-0  Jamaica
06 Pool D Men – Kenya 7s 27-14 Uganda
07 Pool A Men – New Zealand v Sri Lanka
08 Pool A Men – England  v Samoa
09 Pool B Men – South Africa  v Malaysia
10 Pool B Men – Scotland  v Tonga
11 Pool C Men – Canada  v Wales
12 Pool C Men – Fiji v Zambia


Friday 29th July – Day One Round Two Pool Games
13 Pool B Women – Fiji  v South Africa
14 Pool B Women – Australia  v Scotland
15 Pool A Women – New Zealand v Sri Lanka
16 Pool A Women – Canada v England
17 Pool D Men – Kenya 7s v Jamaica
18 Pool D Men – Australia v Uganda
19 Pool A Men – England v Sri Lanka
20 Pool A Men – New Zealand v Samoa
21 Pool B Men – Scotland v Malaysia
22 Pool B Men – South Africa v Tonga
23 Pool C Men – Wales v Zambia
24 Pool C Men – Fiji v Canada
Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Round Three Pool Games
25 Pool B Women – Scotland v South Africa
26 Pool B Women – Australia v Fiji
27 Pool A Women – Canada v Sri Lanka
28 Pool A Women – New Zealand v England
29 Pool D Men – Uganda v Jamaica
30 Pool D Men – Australia v Kenya 7s
31 Pool A Men – Samoa v Sri Lanka
32 Pool A Men – New Zealand v England
33 Pool B Men – Tonga v Malaysia
34 Pool B Men – South Africa v Scotland
35 Pool C Men – Canada v Zambia
36 Pool C Men – Fiji  v Wales

Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Knock out Positional Play-Offs
37 Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 1
38 Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 2
39 Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 1
40 Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 2
41 Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 3
42 Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 4
43 Women’s Semi-final 1
44 Women’s Semi-final 2
45 Men’s Quarter-final 1
46 Men’s Quarter-final 2
47 Men’s Quarter-final 3
48 Men’s Quarter-final 4

Sunday 31st July – Day Three – Knock out Positional Play Offs
49 Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 1
50 Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 2
51 Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 1
52 Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 2
53 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 1
54 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 2
55 Men’s Semi-final 1
56 Men’s Semi-final 2

Sunday 31st – Day Three – Final Positional & Medal Play Offs
57 Women’s Playoff for 7th
58 Women’s Playoff for 5th
59 Men’s Playoff for 13th
60 Men’s Playoff for 9th
61 Men’s Playoff for 5th
62 Women’s Bronze Match
63 Men’s Bronze Medal Match
64 Women’s Gold Medal Match
65 Men’s Gold Medal Match

 

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