Shujaa in Pool C with New Zealand for Commonwealth Games


Cyprian Kuto (L) of Kenya Shujaa team palm Alvin Brandit of Western Province during their ...
(FILE)Cyprian Kuto (L) of Kenya Shujaa team palm Alvin Brandit of Western Province during their Safari Sevens semi-finals match at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani on September 25, 2016. Kenya won 17-05 to qualify for the finals. Photo/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Shujaa has been pooled together with 2014 finalists New Zealand in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold coast, Australia.
  • Shujaa will also face Canada and Zambia who complete pool C, for the April 2017 games.
  • Kenya Lionesses are in a tough pool A that has New Zealand, Canada and African champions South Africa.

Kenya national men’s rugby team has been pooled together with 2014 finalists New Zealand in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold coast, Australia.

Shujaa will also face Canada and Zambia who complete pool C, for the April 2018 games.

In Scotland 2014, Shujaa defeated Cook Islands 28-0 in their opening pool match before demolishing Trinidad & Tobago 35-5 in their second match but were outclassed in their third pool match by eventual champions South Africa 20-0.

They were defeated in the quarter finals by New Zealand 19-7 going down to the plate semi finals where Wales defeated them 28-5.

In the women’s category, Kenya Lionesses are in a tough pool A that has New Zealand, Canada and African champions South Africa.

Men’s pools

Pool A — South Africa, Scotland, PNG, Malaysia

Pool B — England, Australia, Samoa, Jamaica

Pool C — New Zealand, Canada, Kenya, Zambia

Pool D — Fiji, Wales, Uganda, Sri Lanka

Women’s pools

Pool A — New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Kenya

Pool B — Australia, Fiji, England, Wales.

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