Kok sends Kenya to Challenge Trophy

By the punter
Apr 08, 2017

Werner Kok scored three tries as South Africa’s Blitzz Boks won 35-10 after leading 21-5 at halftime.

It was South Africa who were quick off the starting blocks denying Kenya possession in the opening minutes.

Dennis Ombachi, one of the top performers according to the Performance Tracker denied Branco du Preez, but from a line out, Kok went over from a pass by du Preez who looped around the Kenya defence. He converted for a 7-0 lead.

The left-footed kicker scored a second opportunistic try from a Kenya mistake pouncing on an aimless pass from the deck by Eden Agero. He converted to stretch the lead 14-0.

When Kenya were penalised near the try line, Chris Dry took a quick tap and offloaded to Philip Snyman to score. Du Preez added the extras as South Africa raced to a 21-0 lead. J

ust before the break, Kenya enjoyed good possession and a quick exchange of passes saw Ombachi beat du Preez and fend off Snyman on his way to the try line.

In the second half, Nelson Oyoo narrowed the gap from a Brian Tanga pass. But Kok struck again and Cecil Afrika converted to stretch the lead 28-10.

Kok completed the rout with a converted try by Afrika.

Hong Kong Sevens results

Friday: Australia 22 Samoa 19, England 52 South Korea 0, Argentina 22 Scotland 14, USA 14 Russia 7, New Zealand 19 Wales 7, Fiji 36 Japan 0, Canada 17 Kenya 14, South Africa 17 France 10.

Saturday: Australia 52 South Korea 0, England 12 Samoa 10, Argentina 17 Russia 12, USA 19 Scotland 14, New Zealand 40 Japan 14, Fiji 17 Wales 17, Canada 28 France 14, South Africa 35 Kenya 10, Samoa v South Korea, England v Australia, Scotland v Russia, USA v Argentina, Wales v Japan, Fiji v New Zealand, Kenya v France, South Africa v Canada.