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Reigning Singapore Sevens champions Kenya Sevens gave themselves a chance to defend their crown after winning two of their group matches to finish second in their Pool.

Shujaa started their title defence against Argentina who they swatted aside 22-7. They were then outclassed 29-7 by group winners Australia, making their clash against Samoa a must win.

Samoa were the first to register points on the board with a converted try. Captain Andrew Amonde replied and with Sammy Oliech converting, it was 7-7 at the breather.

Samoa lost two men to the sin bin and Kenya capitalized with Billy Odhiambo pulling them ahead before Nelson Oyoo put the game to bed with a debatable try and a 17-7 victory for Innocent Simiyu's side.

With Australia beating Argentina 19-7, Shujaa qualified for the quarters for only the second time this season.

Their opponents in the anti-penultimate round will include Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, USA and Australia.

Kenya thumped Fiji 30-7 in the Singapore 7s Main Cup final last year to win their maiden series leg in history.

They have however not gotten any close to hitting those heights this season and have been regular participants in the Challenge Trophy competition, emerging champions twice.

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Kenya Sevens' quest to win a third Challenge Trophy this season was thwarted by Scotland who were crowned the Hong Kong 7s champions following a 21-19 victory.

Two converted tries from Frank Wanyama and Dennis Ombachi had Shujaa leading 14-12 at the interval but despite a third try in the game from captain Andrew Amonde, the Scots pulled ahead to take the victory.

Shujaa, who reached the final after a 24-5 win over Russia in the semis, took seven points following the result, leaving them on 47 points ahead of two remaining legs. They travel to Singapore for the penultimate leg of the 2016-17 season.

It was in Singapore where they made history by winning their maiden Leg and Innocent Simiyu will be hoping for a successful title defence although they don't look as threatening this season.

Meanwhile Fiji deservedly won the Hong Kong Sevens title, easily beating South Africa's Blitzboks 22-0 in the final of the prestigious tournament. Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Mesulame Kunavula’s first half touchdowns gave Fiji a 10-0 lead at the interval and they completed a whitewash with a Kalione Nasoko double as they won their first cup this season and a third straight one in Hong Kong.

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