Madrid Sevens: Shujaa, Lionesses aim for improved perfomances


Kenya Lionesses in action against New Zealand in their Rio 2016 Olympics opener. PHOTO/World Rugby
Kenya Lionesses in action against New Zealand in their Rio 2016 Olympics opener. PHOTO/World Rugby

In Summary

  • Kenya rugby sevens team will kick off their second inter-regional series, Madrid Sevens tournament in Spain against Portugal this weekend.
  • Shujaa have been drawn against hosts Spain, Chile, USA, Argentina and Portugal with the tourney using a round robin circuit with the best teams qualifying for the knockout stage.
  • Shujaa finished second in the first inter-regional series held last weekend while Lionesses came out last.

The Kenya rugby sevens team will kick off their second inter-regional series, Madrid Sevens tournament in Spain against Portugal this weekend.

Shujaa have been drawn against hosts Spain, Chile, USA, Argentina and Portugal with the tourney using a round robin circuit with the best teams qualifying for the knockout stage.

The match against Portugal will be played on Saturday at 1:06 pm after which they’ll face USA at 4:34 pm and wrap up day one action against host Spain at 7:18pm (EAT).

On Sunday they’ll confront Chile at 1:20 pm then conclude the round robin circuit against Argentina at 3:42 pm (EAT).

On the other hand Lionesses will open their campaign against Russia then tackle Poland, USA, France and hosts Spain, using the same round robin circuit.

The match against Russia will be played at 12:00 pm, after which they’ll entertain Poland at 3:28 pm and wrap up day one action against USA at 5:50 pm (EAT).

The two teams will be angling for improved performances after a not-so-impressive show in the  first legs held last weekend.

Shujaa finished second in the first inter-regional series held last weekend while Lionesses came out last.

SHUJAA

27 February 2021

1:06 pm Shujaa vs Portugal

4:34 pm Shujaa vs USA

7:18 pm Spain vs Shujaa

28 February 2021

1:20 pm Chile vs Shujaa

3:42 pm Argentina vs Shujaa

LIONESSES

27 February 2021

12:00 pm Russia vs Lionesses

3:28 pm Lionesses vs Poland

5:50 pm USA VS Lionesses

28 February 2021

12:14 pm Lionesses vs France

2:58 pm Lionesses vs Spain

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