December 17, 2018

Gallant Kenya finishes second in Vancouver 7s

12 March 2018, 07:24 | Randall Craig

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The second half was a case of things fall apart for Kenya as Fiji scored 19 unanswered points to pull away with 31-12 victory.

In Sunday's cup final, Fiji defeated Kenya 31-12 to close in on top spot in the standings while South Africa saw off the United States 29-7 in the bronze medal game to be eight points clear at the top with four rounds remaining.

Kenya had won only once before in four finals appearances, beating Fiji in Singapore a year ago.

The All Blacks Sevens had plenty of possession in both games but were unable to crack the defence of both the U.S. and England.

"We are the first team to win two tournaments this year but that will only make the other teams much harder to play against". "We are a very young side and winning here in Vancouver gives us something to fight for in the rest of the season".

Skipper Oscar Ouma landed a last minute try as Kenya shocked the usa 24-19 to reach the main Cup final at Canada Sevens at BC Place, Vancouver on Monday morning. Samuel Oliech added the conversion for Kenya's 7-0 lead.Fiji responded nearly instantly through Josua Vakurunabili's try and Vatemo Ravouvou conversion to even the proceedings.

Willy Ambaka gave Kenya a flawless start scoring under the post with Samuel Oliech getting the extras. Again, Fiji claimed the kickoff and this time Mocenacagi broke into the open field and dashed nearly 50 meters to again restore parity. Alasio Naduva and Paula Dranisinukula also scored after the break.

New Zealand went into the second day high in confidence after three good pool wins, including a dominant 33 to 14 win over series leaders South Africa.

South Africa responded with two tries from Siviwe Soyizwapi and tries from Cecil Afrika and Dylan Sage - Sage scoring well after the siren to extinguish Australian hopes.

Fiji is in second place with 101 points while South Africa leads with 109 points.

The series now heads to Hong Kong for the seventh round April 6-8.

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