Shujaa outwit Samoa but drop to Challenge Trophy


Shujaa outwit Samoa but drop to Challenge Trophy
Shujaa's Andrew Amonde in action, in Las Vegas. Photo/ David Kiania

In Summary

  • Kenya Sevens composed themselves to secure a 24-10 win over Samoa in their last Pool ‘A’ fixture in the Paris Sevens in France.
  • Mwamba RFC duo Billy Odhiambo and Collins Injera scord two quick tries for Shujaa for a 10-5 lead just before the intervals.

Kenya Sevens composed themselves to secure a 24-10 win over Samoa in their last Pool ‘A’ fixture at the Paris Sevens in France on Saturday evening but it was not enough to secure them a ticket to the Main Cup quarters, dropping to the Challenge Trophy after fellow group ‘A’ rivals Fiji beat New Zealand 26-17.

This, in essence, means that Fiji and New Zealand proceed to the Main Cup quarters. Fiji, New Zealand and Kenya wrapped their Group ‘A’ campaigns tied on seven points each but the duo had a better try difference than Kenya.

In their opening group match, Shujaa fell 24-5 to New Zealand but needed a rare 22-19 victory over Fiji in their second game.Their last win against Samoa was too little too late to take them to the last eight of the Main Cup.

The Innocent Simiyu coached side will now face France on Sunday at 9.45am( EAST).

And at the Stade Jean Bouin Stadium, Mwamba RFC duo Billy Odhiambo and Collins Injera scored two quick tries for Shujaa for a 10-5 lead just before the intervals.

The Innocent Simiyu coached side extended their lead through Injera’s brace which Kenya Harlequins Eden Agero converted.

Kabras Sugar scrumhalf Brian Tanga then put the icing on the cake, tangling in between the Samoan defence to score the last try of the game which Agero converted easily. Samoa scored two unconverted tries through Joe Perez and David Afamasaga

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