Kenya face Fiji in Sydney Sevens cup quarters

By the punter
Feb 06, 2016
  • William Ambaka scored his 50th try of the World Series when Kenya beat Russia 24-10.

Kenya face red-hot Fiji at Allianz Stadium, Sydney in the cup quarter final of the Sydney Sevens, the fourth tournament of the World Rugby Sevens World Series.

Kenya finished second in a competitive Pool B narrowly losing 19-26 to South Africa. In this match, Biko Adema gained good ground and on a tackle by Rosco Specman offloaded to Collins Injera to score.

Seabelo Senattla replied for South Africa for the lead to change hands 7-5 in South Africa's favor. Cheslin Kolbe was next over and Specman scored the third try to extend the lead 19-5.

But Kenya struck back through Ambaka after Oscar Ouma won a ball in the turn over. Adema converted for a 19-12 lead for South Africa. Juan De Jongh scored for South Africa but Oscar Ayodi ran a good line after Adema broke through to toucj down. Adema converted.

Kenya started with a 24-10 win over Russia and edged out Scotland 17-14. In the match against Russia, Ouma opened the scores and Filatov leveled. Then Ayodi replied with a converted try for a 12-5 lead at half time.

Ambaka opened the scores in the second half. Benjamin Ayimba, the Kenya coach then brought on Eden Agero and Humphrey Kayange. Ouma completed his brace and Adema converted to stretch the lead 24-5. Davydov replied with one try for Russia.

The match against Scotland was close and Kenya have Injera to thank for a try-saving tackle after the buzzer. Ayodi opened the scores but Blake scored a converted try for Scotland.

Just before the break, Ayodi scored his second and Adema converted for a 12-7 lead at half time.

At the start o te second half, Ayimba brought on Kayange but Blake dotted his second which Wight converted as Scotland led 14-12. Substitute Bush Mwale then scored the winning try as Kenya held on to win.

By reaching the cup quarter final, Kenya has already collected 10 points.

Cup quarters: New Zealand v USA, Fiji v Kenya, England v Australia. 

Bowl quarter finals: Portugal v Japan, Samoa v Russia, Wales v Canada, Scotland v France.

Pool A: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal

New Zealand 27 Canada 12, Australia 24 Portugal 7, New Zealand 40 Portugal 5, Australia 26 Canada 12, Canada 17 Portugal 26, New Zealand 17 Australia 17.

Pool B: South Africa, Kenya, Scotland, Russia

South Africa 33 Scotland 7, Kenya 24 Russia 10, South Africa 40 Russia 0, Kenya 17 Scotland 14, Scotland 40 Russia 5, South Africa 26 Kenya 19.

Pool C: Fiji, Argentina, Samoa, France

Fiji 31 Samoa 0, Argentina 17 France 7, Fiji 49 France 5, Argentina 14 Samoa 12, Samoa 29 France 14, Fiji 19 Argentina 14.

Pool D: England, USA, Japan, Wales

England 26 Japan 5, USA 42 Wales 0, England 21 Wales 5, USA 33 Japan 10, Japan 21 Wales 26, England 17 USA 14.