Kenya 7s Dubai 7s journey ends with Fiji loss

Kenya 7s Kevin Wekesa attacks against the Fiji defense on day one of the HSBC Canada Sevens at BC Place Stadium on 16 April, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s journey at the Dubai 7 came to an end after they lost 21-17 loss to Fiji on the ninth place semis played at the Sevens Stadium.

For the third time in the tournament, Kenya 7s threw away a half-time lead. In this match, Damian McGrath charges led 17-7 at half-time.

It was after Kevin Wekesa crossed over for a converted try in the sixth minute to cancel Jeremala Matana’s first minute converted try.

Dennis Abukuse grabbed his second try in the world 7s Series for Kenya to lead 12-7.

Nelson Oyoo sealed Kenya 7s lead by crossing over for a try in the eighth minute.

In the second half, Waisea Nacuqu and Pilipo Bukayaro landed two more converted tries for a 21-17 victory.

Finish will head to the ninth-place playoffs as  Kenya shift focus on the Cape Town 7s.

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