HK7s: Kenya Earn Samoa Revenge in Opener

The Kenya Sevens team began their Hong Kong 7s campaign in the most perfect way after they ran in four unanswered tries in a 24-0 victory over Samoa in their Group A opener on Friday April 8, morning.

Veteran Humphrey Kayange touched down either side of half time, his first coming just before the breather from a Collins Injera pass. Nelson Oyoo and Willy Ambaka had already breached the Samoan backline by the time Kayange crossed over, Shujaa taking a 17-0 lead at the break.

Kayange then picked a loose pass and run in his second score of the night just after the restart, Sammy Oliech converting for the second time to give Kenya a 24-0 victory.

Strong at the back

The Samoans simply couldn’t get into this game and it took them until the dying seconds to make it into Kenya’s 22, but some more good defence meant they were shut out on the scoreboard.

The result was perfect revenge for Benjamin Ayimba’s side who were beaten 26-19 by Samoa in their group match during the previous leg in Vancouver, Canada.

 New Zealand edged France 19-17 in the other Pool A match.

Kenya’s next clash is against the All Blacks on Saturday, April 9 at 6.40am with their final group match against France just hour later at 10.18am.

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