• KQ Make a Huge Saving on Sevens Team

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May 13, 2012-

Kenya Airways,KQ sponsors of the national seven-a-side rugby team made a huge saving of $144,000(Ksh.12m) in prize money during the 2011-2012 International Rugby Board HSBC Sevens World Series which ends today at Twickenham, London.

The team was promised $18,000(1.5m) bonus each time they reached the main cup quarter final.

They reached only one quarter final in Las Vegas, USA during the rebuilding period when Kenya has played mostly in the second tier competitions Bowl and Shield.

Sunday, Kenya lost 21-5 to Scotland in the Bowl quarter finals.

The previous day, Kenya blew hot and cold losing all their opening three matches to Argentina, New Zealand and Russia.

They gifted Argentina two soft tries, rallied back but were two points short. The match against New Zealand was always going to be an uphill task. Kenya lost 24-0 and failed to get a consolation win against Russia.

Spain caused the biggest upset by beating Rugby World Cup Sevens champions Wales 22-7 to qualify for the main cup quarter finals.

The Spaniards have been included as a core team next season. New Zealand stayed on course to retaining the overall title with a clean sheet on the opening day. They only need to win the Plate to retain the diadem.

Sunday's order of play Bowl quarter finals: Russia v Portugal, Wales v USA, Scotland v Kenya, France v Zimbabwe. Cup quarter finals: New Zealand v South Africa, Fiji v England, Australia v Argentina.

Marriott London Sevens Day One Results Pool A: New Zealand 49 Russia 7, Argentina 14 Kenya 12, New Zealand 24 Kenya 0, Argentina 24 Russia 14, Russia 21 Kenya 19, New Zealand 15 Argentina 10. Pool B: England 28 France 0, Samoa 31 USA 17, England 15 USA 5, Samoa 26 France 19, France 19 USA 15, England 7 Samoa 14. Pool C: Fiji 19 Spain 5, Wales 19 Zimbabwe 12, Fiji 29 Zimbabwe 0, Wales 7 Spain 22, Spain 38 Zimbabwe 0, Fiji 43 Wales 7. Pool D: Australia 27 Scotland 12, South Africa 41 Portugal 0, Australia 26 Portugal 5, South Africa 20 Scotland 5, Scotland 26 Portugal 12, Australia 19 South Africa 17.

 

 Eric Odanga

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