Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Kenyan Team #Shujaa Finishes Second at the 2018 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament

Kenyan Team #Shujaa Finishes Second at the 2018 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament

Fiji came back in the second half looking much better and scored three more tries to all but seal their second title of the season and move to the second place in the IRB rankings with 101 points, eight points behind South Africa.

It was an even contest throughout the opening seven minutes with neither side seriously testing the try line, until Oscar Ouma latched onto the ball in space and broke England's defensive line for a 0-7 half-time lead.

Fiji signalled their intentions for the day with a 43-7 quarter-final thrashing of Argentina.

Fast forward to two years later, Kenya once again finds itself in a final against the Fijians after a brilliant come-from-behind 24-19 victory against Mike Friday's U.S. in the Vancouver Sevens semi-finals.

Fiji had earlier defeated South Africa 15-12 in the semi-finals while Kenya ended the US' dreams of recording back-to-back wins after their triumph in Las Vegas last weekend, the Kenyans running out 24-19 winners in their semi-final. In their final match of the day, Canada beat Uruguay 47-5 but just missed out on a place in the Cup quarter-finals after Australia beat the United States of America 31-21 in the Pool A closer.

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Joe Ravouvou's try with 90 seconds remaining meant it sat 21-17 in the closing stages, however England held on to end a seven-game losing streak against the men in black. 12-7 to Fiji going into the second half, it was Kenya who responded first with a try from Eden Agero within 19 seconds.

Kenya had to dig deep after falling 19-12 in the second half with less than two minutes to go.

"After a disappointing game for us against Kenya in the quarter-final we found ourselves up against New Zealand again", said captain Tom Mitchell.

The resilient Kenya won the turnover before Injera made a brilliant turn from a tackle to find Ouma who evaded two tackles to land the winning try. New Zealand went on to make it three from three with wins over Russian Federation 31-5, and the Blitzbok 33-14.

South Africa lead by 109.

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