Paris 7s: Kenya Take 10 Points, Samoa Win

Kenya Sevens failed to match their Singapore Sevens heroics, or even get close to doing so, as they lost in the Plate semis to Australia at the Paris Sevens, the penultimate leg of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Benjamin Ayimba’s side proved no match to the Aussies who walked into the final with a 26-7 win, leaving Kenya with only 10 points after grabbing the maximum during the last leg in Singapore.

It was nevertheless a fine show from Shujaa who finished second in their Group A behind New Zealand before losing to hosts France in the Main Cup quarters.

Samoa’s first since 2012

Samoa completed a stunning second-half comeback to beat World Series leaders Fiji 29-26 in the final of the Paris Sevens.

Samoa fought back from 26-7 down to secure their first Sevens Cup since they won in Dubai in 2012 with tries from Faalemiga Selesele, Siaosi Asofolau, Belgium Tuatagaloa and a Tila Mealoi double.

Despite the defeat, Fiji remain 14 points clear of South Africa at the top of the overall standings ahead of the final round in London next weekend.

Hosts France marked the return of the Paris Sevens after a 10-year absence by defeating Argentina 26-17 in the third-place playoff. South Africa defeated Australia 17-7 to win the second-tier Plate title.

Scotland clinched the Bowl title for the second-consecutive series after beating England 28-10, while Portugal beat Wales 24-19 to win the Shield.

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