Kenya 7s have been knocked out of the Hong Kong 7s Cup contention after a 26-7 loss to Argentina in the second match of the tournament played at Hong Kong Stadium.
Damian McGrath’s charges had lost to Ireland and a second consecutive loss leaves them on two points. With two points in two matches, Kenya can only reach five points if they beat Canada in the final match of the group stage set for 9:45 AM EAT.
Argentina and Ireland are sure of a place in Sunday’s quarters having won each of their opening two matches.
Shujaa’s bright start
Shujaa went to this clash seeking to pick the first win to revive their quarterfinal hopes and had a brighter start in the match.
After enjoying possession for a while, Vincent Onyala sold a dummy and burst through Argentina’s defence to score the opening try that was converted for a 7-0 lead.
Rodrigo Isgro would pull back for the Argentines after being fed with a short ball from close range. His try was converted to tie the score.
Argentina later stretched the lead when Agustin Fraga crossed over for a 14-7 lead.
Luciano Gonzalez made it 19-7 after touching down their third try of the match.
Kenya conceded a penalty in their own five and Matías Osadczuk quickly tapped and outmanoeuvred the Kenyan defence to score the fourth try which saw them win the match .
Kenya will now shift focus on the ninth place.
Hong Kong 7s playing schedule (Times in EAT)
Friday 04 November
Ireland 28-12 Kenya 7s
Argentina 36-0 Canada
USA 15-14 Spain
Fiji 59-12 Japan
France 34-0 Great Britain
South Africa 21-0 Uruguay
New Zealand 0-24 Samoa
Australia 43-0 Hong Kong
Saturday 05 November
Ireland 19-17 Canada: 06:00
Argentina 26-7 Kenya 7s: 06:25
USA vs Japan: 06:50
Fiji vs Spain: 07:15
France vs Uruguay: 07:45
South Africa vs Great Britain: 08:10
New Zealand vs Hong Kong: 08:35
Australia vs Samoa : 09:00
Kenya 7s vs Canada: 09:45
Argentina vs Ireland: 10:10
Spain vs Japan: 10:35
Fiji vs USA: 11:00
Great Britain vs Uruguay: 11:37
South Africa vs France : 12:05
Samoa vs Hong Kong : 12:35
Australia vs New Zealand: 13:03
Sunday 06 November
9TH PLACE QUARTER-FINAL
3rd Pool A vs 4th Pool D : 04:45
3rd Pool C vs 4th Pool B: 05:1
3rd Pool D vs 4th Pool A : 05:35
3rd Pool B vs 4th Pool C : 06:00
CUP QUARTER FINALS
1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool D: 06:25
1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool B: 06:50
1st Pool D vs 2nd Pool A : 07:15
1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool C : 07:40
13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M25 vs Loser M26: 08:15
Loser M27 vs Loser M28: 08:40
9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Winner M25 vs Winner M26 : 09:05
Winner M27 vs Winner M28: 09:30
5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M29 vs Loser M30 : 09:55
Loser M31vs Loser M32 : 10:20
CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M30 : 10:45
Winner M31Winner M32 : 11:10
13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34 : 12:07
9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36: 12:35
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vsWinner M38: 13:03
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 : 13:30
Winner M39 vs Winner M40 : 14:00