Shujaa Outfoxed By England In Hamilton Challenge Trophy Final

Jan 27 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Kenya beat Tonga 19-12 in the quaterfinal before sinking Argentina 24-7 in the semis on their way to the tough final.

Tonga captain Tana Fotofili charges against the Kenya defense on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on 27 January, 2019. PHOTO/WORLD RUGBY

  • Kenya Shujaa lost 7-36 to England in the Challenge Trophy Final in the third leg of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series  in Hamilton, New Zealand on Sunday morning
  • Kenya beat Tonga 19-12 in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinal before sinking Argentina 24-7 in the semis on their way to the final
  • Shujaa had finished third in pool C with five points which saw them narrowly miss the Main Cup quarterfinals on Saturday
  • Shujaa were ranked 14th in the series with four points  ahead of the Hamilton contest.The circuit will now head for the fourth leg in Sydney, Australia that is slated for February 2 to 3

HAMILTON, New Zealand- Kenya Shujaa lost 7-36 to England in the Challenge Trophy Final in the third leg of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series  in Hamilton, New Zealand on Sunday morning.

Kenya’s only try in the match was scored by Vincent Onyala in the fourth minute as Brian Wahinya did a successful conversion.

England’s try scorers were Daniel Bibby (1st and 8th),Tom Bowen (6th and 13th)and Dan Norton (7th and 10th).

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Kenya beat Tonga 19-12 in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals before sinking Argentina 24-7 in the semis on their way to the final.

On the other hand, England beat France 21-5 and Spain 38-7 in the quarters and semis in that order to book a date with Shujaa.

Shujaa had finished third in pool C with five points which saw them narrowly miss the Main Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

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Shujaa were ranked 14th in the series with four points  ahead of the Hamilton contest.The circuit will now head for the fourth leg in Sydney, Australia that is slated for February 2 to 3.

Shujaa Squad to Hamilton 7s

Jacob Ojee – ©(KCB) Michael Wanjala – Vice Captain (Menengai Cream Homeboyz),Cyprian Kuto(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Vincent Onyala(KCB), Brian Wahinya(Blakblad), Brian Wandera(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Daniel Taabu(Stanbic Mwamba), Johnstone Olindi(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), Bush Mwale(Menengai Cream Homeboyz), William Reeve(Kenya Harlequins), Eliakim Kichoi(Stanbic Mwamba), Harold Anduvate(Menengai Oilers), Mark Wandetto(Menengai Cream.