Kenya 7s

Nelson Oyoo bags brace, Kenya 7s whip Tonga to reach Hamilton 9th-place playoffs

Kenya 7s skipper Nelson Oyoo poses with World Cup trophy. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby
Kenya 7s skipper Nelson Oyoo poses with World Cup trophy. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Kenya 7s secured a spot in the ninth-place playoffs at the Hamilton 7s tournament after defeating Tonga 33-19 in the semifinals at FMG Stadium.

Shujaa will play again on Sunday against the winner of the Samoa vs Great Britain match.

The team was determined to earn maximum points in the ninth-place category after falling short of reaching the quarters.

The match began with a quick try from Alvin Otieno, followed by a conversion from Anthony Omondi for a 7-0 lead. Tonga responded with a try from Kyren Taumoefolau to tie the score at 7-7.

Shujaa regained the lead with a try from captain Nelson Oyoo and another from Edmund Anya, leading 19-7 at halftime.

In the second half, Oyoo scored his second try and John Ika scored for Tonga, while George Ooro Angeyo sealed the win for Kenya 7s with his second try of the series.

Sioeli Filimoehala late try in the final minutes of the clash was reduced to a consolation.

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 : 03:20
Samoa vs Great Britain : 03:42

5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
South Africa vs Ireland : 04:04
Fiji vs Australia : 04:26

CUP SEMI FINALS
France vs New Zealand: 04:48
Argentina vs USA : 05:12

13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Canada vs Spain : 05:42

9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Kenya 7s vs Samoa vs Great Britain : 06:34

5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M37 vs Winner M38 : 07:34

BRONZE FINAL
Loser M39 vs Loser M40 : 08:59

CUP FINAL
Winner M39 vs Winner M40 : 09:56

 

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