Shujaa’s stuttering run continues at Hong Kong Sevens

Shujaa’s stuttering run continues at Hong Kong Sevens

Rugby Union - Fiji v Kenya - World Rugby Sevens Series - Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong, China - April 8, 2018 - Kenya's Billy Odhiambo is tackled by Fiji's Samisoni Viriviri. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

The poor run by the Kenya Sevens team, popularly known as Shujaa, continued at the Hong Kong Sevens, losing all the Group D matches as the downward spiral shows no sign of ending.

At the Hong Kong Stadium, Shujaa fell 29-5 to New Zealand, 26-14 to Ireland and 26-17 to South Africa

Against the South Africans, Shujaa had no command, giving away possession which the South Africans exploited to punish them.

Shaun Williams, Soyizwapi Sivive and Grobbelaar Christie all went over the whitewash with Ricardo Duartee making the conversions, for a commanding 19-0 lead by halftime.

After the break Oyoo Nelson reduced the deficit for Kenya for an unconverted try but Donovan Don struck again, for the South Africans.

Losing possession seemed to be Kenya’s weakness and subsequent tries from Jeff Oluoch and Billy Odhiambo could do little to salvage Shujaa.

Collated results

New Zealand 29-5 Kenya

Ireland 26-14 Kenya

South Africa 26-17 Kenya


Shujaa South Africa Hong Kong Sevens

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