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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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Kenya Sevens will face Japan in the Hong Kong Sevens Challenge Trophy quarterfinals after they failed to get into the Main Cup competition following two defeats and a single victory in their Pool B.

Shujaa, beaten 17-14 by Canada before being taken to the cleaners by South Africa who ran out with a 35-10 win, edged France 29-12 to book their spot in the trophy quarters.

Frank Wanyama's twin tries and a try each from Billy Odhiambo, Dennis Ombachi and Eden Agero were enough to give Shujaa victory over the French in the last pool match.

They will battle Japan Sunday April 9 at 5.36am. France also qualified for the Challenge Trophy quarters despite the defeat and will face Wales. Other teams in contention for the inferior trophy include Russia who will battle South Korea as well as Samoa and Scotland who will face each other.

Meanwhile Australia, South Africa, USA and Fiji remain unbeaten at the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens as day two produced yet another day of thrilling sevens action in the Hong Kong heat.

Australia will be happy with their performance on Saturday as they followed up their day one win over Samoa with victories against South Korea and England to ensure their place in the quarter-finals against Argentina.

The other quarter-finals on Sunday will see Fiji play Canada, USA face England and a mouth watering encounter as South Africa take on New Zealand.

Elsewhere in the World Rugby series qualifier competition, Chile, Germany, Papua New Guinea and Spain progressed to the semi-finals on Sunday. 

Challenge Quarters:

Kenya vs Japan

Samoa vs Scotland

Wales vs France

Russia vs South Korea

 

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