Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s Commonwealth medal dream end with New Zealand loss, SA, Fiji reach semis

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

Kenya 7s hope of bagging a medal in the Commonwealth Games was shattered after a 31-0 loss to New  Zealand in the quarters on Saturday night at Coventry Stadium.

The loss means Kenya will have to battle for the fifth spot where they have booked a date against Scotland in the semi-final. The match against Scotland will be on Sunday at 1:58 PM East African Time.

Shujaa qualified for this stage after they finished second in Pool D with seven points while New Zealand booked a place in this quarter following an undefeated run in the group stage matches played on Friday and Saturday.

Damian McGrath’s charges let in two tries in the first half with Ngarohi McGarvey-Black slipping past his markers off a ruck to score the first try of the match. The try was converted for a 7-0 lead.

Regan Ware stretched the lead after a break on the right wing and the men in Black took a 12-0 lead to the break.

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In the final half, Kenya 7s struggled to contain New Zealand who got more tries in the half. A long pass from Joe Webber saw Ware earn his second try of the day before experienced Scott Curry joined the scoresheet with his fourth try.

Dylan Collier forced his way over, for the final try of the match which saw the side win the match 31-0.

South Africa/Fiji qualify

All Blacks 7s will now face  Fiji in the first semi-final of the competition. To reach this stage, the Olympic Champions eliminated Scotland following a 34-7 win.  Captain Waisea Nacuqu scored two tries and converted once for Fiji.

Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Kaminieli Rasaku, Jeremaia Matana also got tries for Fiji to pick a huge win.

South Africa also stormed the last four when put 33-0 points past Canada. They scored five unanswered tries in the win to book a date with the winner of the Australia/Samoa match.

Ronald Brown scored two tries in the win with Angelo Davids, Christie Grobbelaar, Mfundo Ndhlovu also landing tries in the clash.

Saturday 30th July – Day Two – Knock out Positional Play-Offs
37 Women’s England 36-0 South Africa
38 Women’s 5-8 Scotland 58-0  Sri Lanka
39 Men’s 9-16 England 45-7 Jamaica
40 Men’s 9-16 Wales 33-14 Malaysia
41 Men’s 9-16 Uganda 38-19 Sri Lanka
42 Men’s 9-16 Tonga 19-7 Zambia
43 Women’s New Zealand 12-17 Australia
44 Women’s Fiji 24-7 Canada
45 Men’s Fiji 34-7  Scotland
46 Men’s South Africa 33-0 Canada
47 Men’s New Zealand 31-0 Kenya 7s
48 Men’s Australia vs Samoa

Sunday 31st July – Day Three – Knock out Positional Play Offs
49 Men’s 13-16 Jamaica vs Malaysia
50 Men’s 13-16 Sri Lanka vs Zambia
51 Men’s 9-12 England vs Wales
52 Men’s 9-12 Uganda vs Tonga
53 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 1 Kenya 7s vs Scotland
54 Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 2 Canada vs
55 Men’s Semi-final 1 Fiji vs New Zealand
56 Men’s Semi-final 2 South Africa vs Australia/Samoa

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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