Kenya 7s Stun Fiji to Win Maiden Series Title

Kenya stunned World Rugby Sevens Series leaders and defending champions, Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Sevens to win their first ever title win in the competition.

Shujaa, who entered the finals after overcoming Argentina 15-12 in the semis, were 20-0 up at half time and despite Fiji’s best efforts in the second half to force their way back into the game, Kenya ran in two more tries and were left to celebrate a maiden tournament triumph in what was their third ever series final.

Fiji, who knocked out South Africa in the final four, headed to Singapore as favourites but were left stunned by a brilliant first-half display by Kenya. The great Collins Injera grabbed a double while Oscar Ayodi and Samuel Oliech also scored to leave Kenya 20-0 up at the break.

Jerry Tuwai crossed early in the second half to give Fiji hope but Kenya then pulled away with Nelson Oyoo and Frank Wanyama scoring to secure the 30-7 triumph.

South Africa finished third after they defeated Argentina 28-0 in the bronze final. The first half was a closely fought affair where South Africa went into the break 7-0 ahead thanks to Kwagga Smith’s try while Argentina were hamstrung by Renzo Barbier’s yellow card.

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