Kenya 7s finish second in Commonwealth games Pool D

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

Kenya 7s settled for the second spot in the Commonwealth Games Pool D after a narrow 7-5 loss to Australia in the pool decider played on Saturday at Coventry Stadium.

Shujaa had picked back-to-back wins which meant only Australia could overtake them.  They however needed to win the pool to avoid a tough quarterfinal challenge.

Shujaa’s fine run end

Their opponents Australia had been held to a 12-12 draw by Uganda and came to this match hoping to win to book a place in the quarters as well as to win the pool. Though Australia had to play close to four minutes with one man less, Shujaa only managed one try against them and conceded in the final half and their winning streak in the event came to an end.

Kenya 7s starting squad against Australia. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham.

Kenya 7s starting squad against Australia. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham.

Shujaa got an early advantage when Nathan Lawson was yellow-carded in the first minutes of the game following a dangerous tackle on Bush Mwale.

Kenya made the one-man advantage count when Alvin Otieno spotted a gap on the left side of a ruck and raced to dive over.

The conversion attempt by Antony Omondi was off target.  Kenya held on to the slim lead heading to the break.

Australia were reduced to six once again in the second half  but fought on. They levelled the matters when Corey Toole scored a try that was converted for a 7-5 lead. Australia held on to the slim advantage to win the match.

Australia have topped Pool D with eight points while Kenya are second with seven points. Kenya 7s now shift focus to the quarters set to kick off from 10:26 East African Time.

Shujaa in Pool D. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham

Shujaa in Pool D. Photo Courtesy/Birmingham

Editor’s pick:

Uganda picked the first win in the tournament as they beat Jamaica in the final  Pool stage match. Tolbert Onyango’s charges scored three first-half tries and added three more in the final half.

Philip Wokorach bagged a one and added five conversions in the win.  Aaron Ofoywroth scored two tries as Ian Munyani, Adrian Kasito and William Nkore picked a try each in the victory.


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 12-12  Uganda
19 Pool A Men – England 47-19  Sri Lanka
20 Pool A Men – New Zealand 19-17 Samoa
21 Pool B Men – Scotland 50-12 Malaysia
22 Pool B Men – South Africa 36-5 Tonga
23 Pool C Men – Wales 38-5 Zambia
24 Pool C Men – Fiji 19-12  Canada

Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Round Three Pool Games

25 Pool B Women – Scotland 33-12 South Africa
26 Pool B Women – Australia 12-19  Fiji
27 Pool A Women – Canada 74-0 Sri Lanka
28 Pool A Women – New Zealand 21-7 England
29 Pool D Men – Uganda 40-0 Jamaica
30 Pool D Men – Australia 7-5 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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