Shujaa Overpowered, Miss Out On Sydney Sevens Cup Quarterfinals

Feb 02 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Kenya finished at the bottom of Pool B, failing to beat USA, France and Canada in their contests

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

  • Poor Kenya Shujaa were outrun in the ongoing 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series fourth leg in Sydney, Australia on Saturday
  • Shujaa failed to tackle Hamilton Sevens Main Cup runners-up, USA, who buried them with a 0-41 victory
  • Kenya who missed the services of injured skipper Jacob Ojee, failed to shine against France who won the third game 17-40 to sail into the Main Cup quarterfinals
  • Fiji, who emerged Main Cup champions in Hamilton after thrashing USA 38-0, are joint at the top of the standings with the latter at 57 points apiece while New ZealandĀ  follow in third with 54

SYDNEY, Australia- Poor Kenya Shujaa were outrun in the ongoing 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series fourth leg in Sydney, Australia on Saturday.

Kenya suffered a 24-14 defeat in the hands of Canada in their opening match of Pool B at the Spotless Stadium located in the heart of  Sydney's Olympic Park.

Shujaa failed to tackle Hamilton Sevens Main Cup runners-up, USA, who buried them with a 0-41 victory.

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Kenya who missed the services of injured skipper Jacob Ojee, failed to shine against France who won the third game 17-40 to sail into the Main Cup quarterfinals.

USA beat France 7-0 in a tight encounter before thrashing Canada 22-0 in other Pool B results. France also managed to edged Canada 17-12.

Shujaa finished runners- up in the Challenge Trophy in Hamilton last weekend where they lost 7-36 to England in the final to add seven points to the board having faded in the opening legs of Dubai and South Africa where they collected four.

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Fiji, who emerged Main Cup champions in Hamilton after thrashing USA 38-0, are joint at the top of the standings with the latter at 57 points apiece while New Zealand  follow in third with 54.

Kenya Shujaa Sydney results 

Kenya  14    24 Canada 

Kenya 0 41 USA

Kenya 17 40 France