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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.

Shield Final 

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 score 17-10.

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 breather.

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 26-12 result.

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 interval.

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 Fiji 43.

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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