Kenya 7s

Kenya 7s finish 10th in Hamilton after Samoa loss

Kenya 7s huddle in the Cape Town 7s. Photo Courtesy/ World 7s Series.

Kenya 7s finished the Hamilton 7s in 10th place after losing 26-5 to Samoa in the ninth-place playoff on Sunday at FMG stadium.

With the loss, Kenya 7s have picked up seven points (the most this season), while Samoa have eight points.

This was a rematch of Samoa’s 31-5 victory over Kenya in their Pool A opener. Shujaa eager to avenge their defeat and scored in the first minute through Alvin Otieno.

Samoa, on the other hand, would turn the tables, with Vaa Apelu Maliko scoring tries in the fourth and seventh minutes to put his team ahead 12-5 in a half in which Ronnie Omondi was yellow carded.

Motu Opetai scored the third try of the game in the second half, increasing their lead to 19-5.

Owen Niue scored the final try as Samoa grabbed another win over Shujaa.

The teams now shift focus on Sydney 7s scheduled for next weekend .

Hamilton 7s quarterfinal schedule

Saturday 21 January

9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
Canada 5-21  Kenya 7s
Samoa 24-19 Spain

Sunday 22 January

Japan 12-24 Great Britain
Tonga 12-7 Uruguay

CUP QUARTER FINALS
South Africa 17-22 France
Fiji 10-19 Argentina
USA 28-14 Australia
New Zealand 10-5 Ireland

13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Canada 21-17 Canada
Spain 21-17 Japan

9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Kenya 7s 33-19Tonga
Samoa 24-14 Great Britain

5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
South Africa 14-21 Ireland
Fiji 19-26 Australia

CUP SEMI FINALS
France 0-38 New Zealand
Argentina 24-14 USA

13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Canada 14-24 Spain :

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Kenya 7s 5-26 Samoa

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Ireland vs Fiji : 07:34

BRONZE FINAL
France vs USA : 08:59

CUP FINAL
New Zealand vs Argentina : 09:56

 

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