Safari 7s semi-final pairings

Uganda Sevens. Photo Courtesy/Uganda Rugby.

Semi-final pairing for the Safari 7s Tournament going on at the RFUEA Grounds have been confirmed with four sides still in the race for the title.

The first semi-final will see 2018 Champions  Samurai take on former Africa 7s Champions Uganda at 12:02pm.  The second semi-final will see defending Champions Kenya 7s take on Germany in what will be a repeat of the 2021 final.

Kenya Morans are set to face Tropic 7s while Red Wailers have booked KCB in the fifth-place semis.

How team qualified for Safari 7s Semis 

Kenya 7s topped pool A of the Safari 7s, beating  Red Wailers 34-7 in the final Pool match played on Sunday morning at  RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi.

Co-captain Vincent Onyala initiated the scoring with an opening try, although the conversion attempt went wide. Fellow co-captain Tony Omondi extended the lead with another try, putting Kenya 7s ahead 10-0.Kevin Wekesa sealed the first-half performance with a converted try, securing a 17-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Red Wailers made a comeback, but Shujaa responded with their fourth try through Onyala. Brian Mutugi and Festus Shiasi added to the scoresheet, sealing a comprehensive 34-7 victory.

With this win, Kenya 7s secured their place in the semifinals as the pool winners, amassing 12 points and an impressive point differential of 101 points.


Joining Kenya in the semifinals is Uganda, who secured second place in the pool with 10 points after defeating Tropic 7s. Red Wailers advanced to the fifth-place playoff semis with eight points, while Tropic 7s earned six points, and SA All Stars finished with just four points.

Safari 7s Pool B decider

In Pool B, both KCB and Morans missed out on the semifinals. The Kenya Morans were eliminated after a narrow 15-14 loss to Germany. Despite a strong start and a try from Chrissant Ojwang, Germany pulled ahead for a 15-7 lead at halftime.

Although Morans fought back with a try from Benson Salem in the second half, they couldn’t capitalize on a late penalty, and Germany held on for the win.

Samurai emerged as the Pool B winners with 10 points and a superior point differential of 33. Germany secured the second spot with 10 points and a point differential of 26. Morans finished third in the pool with eight points, while KCB settled for fourth, also with eight points.

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 vs Uganda|12:02pm
Men Cup semis :Shujaa VS Germany |12:24pm

Men 5th Semis :Kenya Morans vs Tropics |12:46pm
Men 5th semis: Red Wailers vs KCB|1:08pm

Women semis:1st WA vs 4th WA |1:30pm
Women semis :2nd WA vs 3rd WA |1:52 pm

Men 9th and 10th: SA All Stars vs Western Province |2:34pm

Men 7th and 8th:Loser 33 vs Winner 32 |2:56pm

Mens 5th Final :Winner 33 vs Winner 34|3:18pm

Women 3rd and 4th :Loser 35 vs Loser 36 |3:40pm

Mens 3rd and 4th: Loser 31 vs Loser 32|4:05 pm

Womens final :Winner 35 vs winner 36|4:30pm

Main Final:Winner 31 vs Winner 32 |4:55pm


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