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Kenya face Fiji in the Singapore Sevens Cup rugby final

by April 17, 2016 General

Collin Injera’s well curled penalty at the hooter from 30m saw Kenya spur over Argentina 15-13 to storm the Singapore Sevens Cup final at the National Stadium on Sunday.

Kenya will now take on Fiji in the Cup final at 2.28pm.

Its Kenya’s first Cup final appearance this season after having reached the semi-final in Cape Town to finish fourth overall.

However, it will be Kenya’s third ever Cup final appearance after 2009 Adelaide and 2013 Wellington.

Kenya had beaten France 28-7 in the Cup semi-finals.

Fiji beat South Africa 26-21 in the other Cup semi-final.

The last time Kenya faced Fiji was in the previous leg of Hong Kong where they lost 10-12 in the Cup quarters.

“It’s our first appearance in Cup final this season and the first since the 2012-2013 season,” said deputy skipper Collins Injera, who has largely been the team’s player maker in the last two legs.

“We have building up for this having improved greatly in defence.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the Kenyans who congratulated the team for their victory against France and Argentina.

“Our rugby team trains hard and delivers beautiful results. Cheering you guys as you play in the semis,” said Mr Kenyatta on his Facebook page and Twitter handle.