Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s beat Canada to book place in Dubai 7s ninth place semis

Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/
Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/

Kenya 7s picked the first win in the 2023 World 7s Series as they beat Canada 17-7 to qualify for the Dubai 7s ninth place playoffs semis at the Sevens Stadium.

Shujaa will now face Fiji in the ninth place semis of the competition.  Fiji beat East African side Uganda 29-14 in the ninth place quarters.

Shujaa’s day one

Damian McGrath charges had picked two draws and a loss and finished bottom in their pool with five points and landed a date against Canada who were third in Pool D.

in the match, Shujaa scored the opener through Herman Humwa in the fifth minute of the game but Canada came from behind and scored a try through Josiah Morra which Brock Webster  converted for a 7-5 halftime lead.

In the final half, Kevin Wekesa and Billy Odhiambo scored a try each and all went unanswered as Shujaa proceeded to the semis.

Dubai 7s schedule and results

Saturday 3 December 

9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
Fiji 29-14 Uganda -08:00
Canada 7-17 Kenya 7s-  08:22
Spain 12-24 Uruguay-  08:44
Great Britain  Japan – 09:06

CUP QUARTER FINALS
Argentina vs Ireland- 09:28
USA vs Australia-  09:50
France vs New Zealand- 10:12
South Africa vs Samoa  10:34

13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Uganda vs Canada- 11:32
Loser M27 vs Loser M28- 11:54

9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Fiji vs Kenya 7s-  12:16

Winner M27 vs Winner M28- 12:38

5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M29 vs Loser M30-  12:30
Loser M31 vs Loser M32- 12:52

CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M30- 13:17
Winner M31 vs Winner M32-  13:39

13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34- 15:24

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36- 15:46

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38-  15:54

BRONZE FINAL
Loser M40 vs Loser M39- 17:07

CUP FINAL
Winner M40 vs Winner M39-  18:26

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