Kenya Sevens team hint mistreatment from rival nations on the sevens circuit


The win saw Shujaa remain eighth on the log with 64 points, surpassing their target of last season, where they finished 12th with an overall points tally of 63 from the ten tournaments. Their form didn't continue against Samoa however as they held England to a 7-0 first half and followed with a further two tries in the second half to seal a 21-5 final scoreline.

New Zealand, who came into the weekend trailing South Africa by 10 points at the top of the standings, will take on the United States in the quarter-finals on Sunday. Samoa secured the 13th place win over Canada 21-15 and England beat Australia for 5th place 31-4.

Despite the loss in the final, Kenya 7s produced an electrifying performance in the Vancouver leg that they should carry over to the Hong Kong leg.

Sevens Series leaders South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating the USA 29-7 with five tries to their opponent's one.

However, Fiji snuffed out any hope of a famous Kenya victory.

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Kenya ended U.S. hopes of building on their victory last weekend in Las Vegas with a dramatic 24-19 semi-final victory over the Eagles. France and Spain both progress to the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals, their end of day clash resulting in a 12-12 finish.

Three tries in the first seven minutes put New Zealand on the road to victory over the Blitzboks.

New Zealand opened their account with a 31-26 victory over Scotland, then breezed past Russian Federation 31-5 before capping their night with a 33-14 victory over defending champions and current series leaders South Africa.

Afters six rounds of the 2018 Sevens Series, South Africa retain top spot in the standings with 109 points. "We now reset, recover and eye repeat show", said Kimani on his Facebook page.The team returns at 9.40pm today and head to camp to prepare for Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, where they face New Zealand, Canada and Zambia in Pool "C".