Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s into Commonwealth quarters after victory over Jamaica

Kenya 7s duo Alvin Otieno and Johnstone Olindi Celebrate in Commonwealth games opener against Uganda. Photo Courtesy/Kenya Sevens.

Kenya 7s became the first side to book a place in the Commonwealth Games quarter finals after whipping Jamaica 45-0 in a Pool D match played at Coventry Stadium. 

Shujaa had beaten Uganda 27-14 in the opening match of the event and were aware that a win over Jamaica would hand them a place in the last eight with a match to spare. Four tries in the first half and three in the second saw Shujaa move to six points in the group.

Kenya 7s vs Jamaica starting squads. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham 22.

Kenya 7s vs Jamaica starting squads. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham 22.

Kenya 7s started off strong with skipper Nelson Oyoo racing to score the opening try at the right corner. The side stretched the lead when Johnstone Olindi danced past the defence before he released the ball to Kevin Wekesa. Wekesa passed to Vincent Onyala to score the second try of the match which was converted for a 12-0.

The third try was after Daniel Taabu produced a fantastic step and sold dummies that left the defence well beaten for an easy try. Willy Ambaka ensured a 24-0 at halftime as he scored the fourth try.

In the second half, Shujaa, picked where he left and Wekesa’s big carry saw him cross over for a 31-0 lead before Bush Mwale had a break on the left side to score the sixth try that changed the scores to 38-0.

Alvin Otieno sealed the victory with the final try that was converted for a 45-0 lead.  Shujaa will play Australia on Saturday in the final match which will decide who wins Pool D at 12:50 PM East African Time.

Editor’s pick:

In the opening round, defending Champions New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, Samoa and Canada were off to flying starts.

New Zealand scored nine converted tries with Sione Molia and Ngarohi McGarvey-Black bagging a brace each in their 63-5 win over Sri Lanka.  Joe Webber, Akuila Rokolisoa, Caleb Tangitau, Scott Curry, and Dylan Collier had a try each in their victory.

South Africa picked a 46-0 victory over Malaysia in the opening Pool B clash, with Angelo Davids scoring a hat-trick of tries for the SA side. Their eight unanswered tries also saw Muller du Plessis, Selvyn Davids, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Dewald Human and Zain Davids get on the scoresheet with a try each.

Fiji also had a bright start with a 52-0 win over Zambia in Pool C. Two tries each by Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Sireli Maqala, and a try each by Elia Canakaivata, Waisea Nacuqu, Aminiasi Tuimaba and Semi Kunatani ensured a win.

Samoa win over England. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Samoa win over England. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Samoa whipped England 34-0 as Canada got a 31-0 win over Wales.


Commonwealth Games Sevens 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 63-5 Sri Lanka
08 Pool A Men – England 0-34 Samoa
09 Pool B Men – South Africa 46-0 Malaysia
10 Pool B Men – Scotland 41-0 Tonga
11 Pool C Men – Canada 31-0 Wales
12 Pool C Men – Fiji 52-0 Zambia

Friday 29th July – Day One Round Two Pool Games
13 Pool B Women – Fiji 41-0 South Africa
14 Pool B Women – Australia 50-0  Scotland
15 Pool A Women – New Zealand 60-0 Sri Lanka
16 Pool A Women – Canada 26-19  England
17 Pool D Men – Kenya 7s 45-0 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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