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Kenya 7s beat Samoa 17-7, qualify for Singapore Sevens quarters

by April 15, 2017 General

Reigning Singapore Sevens champions Kenya Sevens beat Samoa 17-7 to qualify for the main cup quarter finals at the ongoing Singaopre HSBC Sevens.

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Shujaa were in a must-win situation in the last group C match after beating Argentina 22-7 in their opening match early this morning, before falling 29-7 to Australia in their second match.

Theside coached by Innocent Simiyu fell behind to Gordon Langkilde’s try which was converted by Tila Mealoi for a 7-0 lead.

Captain Andrew Amonde touched down as Sammy Oliech converted to ensure it was 7-7 at the break.

Samoa had two men sin-binned and Kenya capitalised on the numerical advantage as Billy Odhiambo touched down Billy Odhiambo touched down, as the impressive Nelson Oyoo’s try was converted by Eden Agero to seal the victory.

With Australia beating Argentina 19-7, Shujaa qualified for the quarters for only the second time this season after finishing second in pool C with 7 points, two behind leaders Australia.

Kenya will now face group A winners England in the quarter finals at 8.36 am on Sunday.

Australia will clash with series leaders South Africa in the main cup quarter finals.

Kenya beat Fiji 30-7 in last year’s edition to win their maiden series leg in history