Kenya 7s beat Samurai to win 2023 Safari 7s

Kenya 7s Kevin Wekesa breaks through the Argentina defense on day three of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium on 11 December, 2022. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s have retained the Safari 7s title after a 19-0 win over Samurai 7s in the final played at RFUEA Grounds on Sunday.

Shujaa entered the final undefeated, aiming for a back-to-back title, while Samurai sought to reclaim the title they last secured in 2019 with a 21-14 victory over Shujaa.

Kenya 7s tries 

Under the leadership of Kevin Wambua, the squad started impressively, with Speedster Patrick Odongo scoring the opening try. Shujaa maintained a slim lead at the halftime break.

In the second half, an overload on the right allowed Kevin Wekesa to race for a try, extending the lead to 12-0. Shujaa continued to exert pressure on Samurai, capitalizing on a numerical advantage after the Samurai were reduced to six players.


Odongo scored another try, and Shujaa successfully kept Samurai at bay, securing a victory. Coach Wambua and his technical bench maintained an impressive unbeaten streak of 12 matches.

In the women’s category, the Uganda Lady Cranes surprised the Kenya Lionesses with a 15-12 win, earning them the Safari 7s women’s title. Uganda finished third in the competition with a comfortable 31-5 victory, while Kenya Morans claimed fifth place with a 26-0 win.

Updated Day Two order of play|Sunday, November 19, 2023
Men:Tropic 7s 7-33 Uganda |9:30am
Men:Shujaa 34-7 Red Wailers |9:52am
Men:Western Province 10-28 Samurai|10:14am
Men:Germany 15-14 Morans |10:36am
Women:Tropic 7s  Lionesses|10:58am
Women:Cubs Uganda|11:20am

Men Cup semis : Samurai 21-19 Uganda|12:02pm
Men Cup semis :Shujaa 19-5 Germany |12:24pm

Men 5th Semis :Kenya Morans 26-10 Tropics |12:46pm
Men 5th semis: Red Wailers 19-29 KCB|1:08pm

Women semis: |1:30pm
Women semis : |1:52 pm

Men 9th and 10th: SA All Stars 28-19 Western Province |2:34pm

Men 7th and 8th:Red Wailers  |2:56pm

Mens 5th Final :Morans 26-0 KCB |3:18pm

Women 3rd and 4th :Cubs 31-7 Tropics |3:40pm

Mens 3rd and 4th: Uganda 31-5 Germany |4:05 pm

Womens final : Kenya Lionesses 15-12 Uganda |4:30pm

Main Final:Shujaa 19-0 Samurai |4:55pm

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