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.
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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
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