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Kenya drops in World Series rankings after Sydney 7s dissapointment

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Kenya 7s managed to finish 14th after losing 10-5 to Canada in the Shield final. This means they dropped from 10th to 11th position with 27 points as a result of two points collected in Australia.

USA, who were behind Kenya at 11th position, have moved to eighth with 35 points as Argentina and France are 9th and 10th position with the same number of points.

South Africa extended their lead on top after bagging the maximum 22 in Sydney to have 85, England are back to second with 68 while Fiji drop to third with 64.

New Zealand, Scotland and Australia are fourth, fifth and sixth with 56, 45 and 40 points respectively.

Before the 13th place final, Shujaas had won against Scotland 19-14 in the 13th place semis and lost 22-0 to Russia in Challenge trophy quarters. They beat Japan 17-12 in the last pool match after going down 14-7 to South Africa and 19-12 to England.

Canada made the most of their first opportunity to attack as Adam Zaruba, one of the known powerful ball carriers in the game combined with John Moonlight and found his captain Harry Jones to send Damian McGrath’s side ahead.

Willy Ambaka feinted to cut inside and out. Canada didn’t know where he was going to end up as Kenya’s star man leveled the scores. Following the half-time hooter, there was a magnificent try-saving tackle by Adam Zaruba to deny Collins Injera in the corner.

Justin Douglas ran in his fifth try of the HSBC Sydney Sevens. Only Seabelo Senatla has scored more than him this weekend. With a minute on the clock to play, Canada had a five-point lead and Willy Ambaka was literally crawling to the line in an attempt to level the scores, but he was denied by a brilliant piece of defending by Luke McCloskey and Canada took 13th in Sydney.

The focus now shifts to the World Sevens Series in Las Vegas, USA .Kenya will play New Zealand, Argentina and Russia in pool C .The tournament starts in March this year.




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