Kenya 7s have been knocked out of the Los Angeles 7s Cup contention after a 40-14 loss to Australia in the quarterfinal match played at Dignity Park.
After an impressive finish in the pool, Shujaa making their third appearance in the quarters this season were keen to get to the semis for the first time this season. Their opponents Australia eyeing the World 7s Series title were seeking to do well in this quarterfinal with this being their ninth appearance in the last eight.
Kenya started off on a high note and Alvin Otieno burst through the defence at the centre and raced to score the first try of the match which Sammy Oliech converted for a 7-0 lead.
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Australia responded immediately with a try by Maurice Longbottom. Kenya were reduced to six following a yellow card to Nelson Oyoo after a lifting tackle. Australia capitalized on the one-man advantage and added a try through Henry Paterson.
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In the final half, Josh Turner stretched the lead to 21-7. Paterson joined the scoresheet before Jeff Oluoch pulled back for Kenya.
Speedster Coorey Toole sealed their victory as he scored the final try of the day to end Kenya 7s hope.
Kenya will now face the USA against Fiji match at 11:25 PM.
Sunday 28 August
Los Angeles 7s quarterfinal pairings (Timings in EAT)
9TH PLACE QUARTER-FINAL
Japan 15-36 England
France 42-0 Canada
Scotland 28-7 Spain
South Africa 5-10 Wales
Australia 40-14 Kenya 7s
Fiji 28-12 USA
Samoa 24-19 Argentina: 20:57
New Zealand Ireland: 21:19
13TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL
Japan vs Canada: 21:51
Spain vs South Africa: 22:13
9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
England vs France: 22:35
Scotland vs Wales: 23:03
5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Kenya 7s vs USA: 23:25
Argentina vs Ireland: 23:47
Monday 29 August
CUP SEMI FINALS
Australia vs Fiji : 00:09
Samoa vs New Zealand: 00:31
13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34 : 01:01
9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36 : 02:07
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38 : 02:31
CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE FINAL
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 : 02:58
Winner M39 vs Winner M40 : 03:28