Kenya lifted the challenge trophy title, collecting eight points to stay tenth on the log as the third round of the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Wellington Sevens, came to a close on Sunday.
Shujaa were 19-17 winners in the challenge trophy final.
Challenge Trophy Final: Kenya 19 Australia 17
Kenya raced into a 14-0 lead through tries from Sammy Oliech and Collins Injera, Eden Agero sure with the conversions but the Aussies clawed back through Henry Hutchinson’s converted try.
Billy Odhiambo would land Kenya’s third try as Innocent Simiyu’s charges withstood a late Australian rally that saw them land two unconverted tries, Shujaa holding out for the result.
Challenge Trophy Semifinal: Kenya 19 USA 12
Dan Sikuta opened Keya’s account with an unconverted effort but Perry Baker’s converted try gave USA a 7-5 lead at the break.
Eden Agero converted Billy Odhiambo’s second half brace to give Kenya a 19-7 lead before Madison Hughes struck late for the USA, too little to late as Kenya advanced to the challenge trophy final.
Challenge Trophy Quarterfinal: Kenya 24 Russia 5
Sammy Oliech scored and converted his own try for a 7-0 lead, Billy Odhiambo and Willy Ambaka touching down as Kenya took a 17-0 lead into the breather.
Bondarev would score for Russia but Dan Sikuta’s converted try gave Kenya the cushion and the result.
KENYA IN POOL A FOR SYDNEY SEVENS
Kenya has been drawn with South Africa, England and Japan in Pool A for next weekend’s fourth round of the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in Sydney, Australia.