Kenya win Hong Kong Shield but drop in IRB standings
31 March 2014, 12:30
Nairobi - Kenya slipped two places down the 2013/2014 HSBC Sevens World Series
log, dropping to 9th overall on 60 points after collecting three points
following their Shield final win at the Hong Kong Sevens. Below is a
summary of their performances.
Kenya 17 Portugal 10
Oscar Ouma opened Kenya's scoring a try a
minute into the match before Collins Injera made it 10-0 with another
unconverted effort. Duarte Moreira struck for Portugal, half time scores
10-5 to Kenya.
Injera would land his brace midway
through the second half, successfully converting it to put Kenya 17-5 up
before Aderito Esteves scored a late try for the Portuguese, full time
Shield Semi Final
Kenya 12 Spain 7
Kenya found themselves 0-7 down after
Francisco Hernandez converted Pablo Fontes try but reduced the deficit
heading into half time courtesy of Collins Injera's unconverted try, the
scores 7-5 to Spain.
Danny Sikuta's converted try in early second half handed Kenya the 12-7 result and a place in the Shield final.
Bowl Quarter Final
Kenya 12 Scotland 26
Scotland went ahead through Mark
Bennett's converted try before Oscar Ayodi reduced the deficit with an
unconverted try, the scores 7-5 . Further tries from Bennett and Scott
Riddell's converted effort saw the Scots take a 19-5 lead into the
Collins Injera would cement his third
place on the IRB Seven's all time try scorer's chart, scoring and
converting his 180th try to cut the deficit to 19-12 before the Scots
made sure of the win, Andy Turnbull's converted try handing them the
Kenya 5 Fiji 43
Kenya were consigned to the bowl
competition at the Hong Kong Sevens after capitulating to a 5-43 defeat
in their final Pool A encounter against Fiji on Saturday 29 March 2014.
It was one way traffic, Fiji getting
into their groove,dominating and scoring four first half tries through
Samisoni Viriviri (2), Setefano Caukau and Pio Tuwai. Waisea Nacuqu
managed two conversions as the Pacific Islanders led 24-0 at the
Cakau would land his brace on the
restart, Osea Kolinisau converting for a 31-0 lead before Viriviri
grabbed his treble, Kolinisau again converting for a 38-0 score line.
Kenya would score a consolation through Max Theuri before Kolinisau
closed the day's proceedings with the last try, full time score Kenya 5
Kenya now play Scotland in the bowl quarter final at 5.00am on Sunday morning.
Kenya 7 Wales 10
Leading 7-5 with 18 seconds left on the
ticker, a costly decision by Collins Injera saw Kenya turnover
possession, conceding a last gasp try that saw them fall 10-7 to Wales
and complicate their chances of reaching the cup quarter final at the
Hong Kong Sevens. They had a huge task, playing Fiji in a must win clash
in their final group fixture.
Horace Otieno, on as a second half
substitute had an instant impact, touching down with Biko Adema
converting to make it 22-0 before Adema scored and converted his own
try, Kenya 29-0 after three minutes of the second half.
Oscar Ayodi scored three seconds after
making his entry as a second half substitute before Billy Odhiambo
signed off for the evening, Mike Agevi converting this one for the 41-0
full time score.
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