Kenya 7s will play USA in the Los Angeles 7s 13-place semis at 11:02 East African Time after losing 12-7 against Canada in the ninth place playoffs.
Shujaa had been hoping for a better result after dropping to the ninth place playoffs due to their loss against Japan. They knew that a good finish in the tournament would keep their hopes alive heading to crucial tournaments.
The match against Canada saw both teams playing strong defensively and struggling to break through each other’s lines. However, Josiah Morra managed to beat the Kenyan defense with a solo effort and passed the ball to supporting player Jack Carson, who sprinted to score a try.
Kenya had a chance to equalize just before halftime, but they lost possession.
In the second half, they had to work hard for their try. Alvin Otieno powered his way off a ruck to score the much-needed equalizer.
In the final minutes of the game, Canada managed to switch the play, and Morra took advantage of the opportunity to score a try that was converted, handing Canada the win.
Los Angeles Quarters (Times in EAT )
9TH PLACE QUARTER FINAL
USA 12-14 Spain – 19:55
Kenya 7s 7-12 Canada -20:17
France vs Chile- 20:39
Uruguay vs Japan – 21:01
CUP QUARTER FINALS
Samoa vs Argentina- 21:23
Fiji vs South Africa -21:45
Great Britain vs New Zealand -22:07
Ireland vs Australia- 22:29
13TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
USA vs Kenya 7s- 23:02
Loser M27 vs Loser M28 : 23:24
9TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Winner M25 vs Winner M26- 23:46
Monday 27 February
Winner M27 vs Winner M28- 00:08
5TH PLACE SEMI FINAL
Loser M29 vs Loser M30- 00:30
Loser M31 vs Loser M32 -00:52
CUP SEMI FINALS
Winner M29 vs Winner M30 -01:14
Winner M31 vs Winner M32 -01:36
13TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M33 vs Winner M34- 01:58
9TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M35 vs Winner M36- 03:07
5TH PLACE PLAY-OFF
Winner M36 vs Winner M37 -03:31
Loser M39 vs Loser M40
Winner M39 vs Winner M40: 04:28