The Kenya men’s national sevens team, Shujaa, have been drawn in Pool D for the season opening Hong Kong 7s from 4-6 November 2022 in Hong Kong.
Shujaa, who placed 12th at the close of the 2021/22 HSBC Sevens World Series with 49 points have been pooled with Argentina, Canada and Ireland.
Kenya lost to Argentina 7-29 in the 5th place battle after being relegated to the play off following their 14-40 loss to Australia in the main cup quarter final.
Series champions Australia headline Pool A which also features their Trans Tasman neighbors New Zealand, Samoa and hosts Hong Kong while South Africa are in Pool B with France, Great Britain and Uruguay who debut on the series as a core side.
Fiji are top seeds in Pool C with USA, Spain and Japan completing the pool composition.
Hong Kong Sevens
POOL A: Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Hong Kong
POOL B: South Africa, France, Great Britain, Uruguay
POOL C: Fiji, USA, Spain, Japan
POOL D: Argentina, Ireland, Kenya, Canada
Shujaa Schedule in Hong Kong
Friday 4 November 2022: v Ireland ( 1040 EAT)
Saturday 5 November 2022: v Argentina ( 625EAT)
Saturday 5 November 2022: v Canada ( 945EAT)
2022/23 HSBC Sevens World Series Calendar
Hong Kong 4-6 November 2022
Dubai 2-3 December 2022
Cape Town 9-11 December 2022
Hamilton 21-22 January 2023
Sydney 27-29 January 2023
Los Angeles 25-26 February 2023
Vancouver 3-5 March 2023
Hong Kong 31 March -2 April 2023
Singapore 8-9 April 2023
Toulouse 12-14 May 2023
London 20-21 May 2023