RUGBY SEVENS: KENYA FINISH A LOW 13 IN THE IRB SERIES.
Kenya finished the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series in 13th place after winning the bowl title with a 24-12 win over Argentina at the final leg, the Marriott London Sevens, played at London’s Twickenham Stadium this past weekend.
The USA won the cup title with a 45-22 win over Australia while Fiji were crowned overall series champions.
The bowl title saw the team collect eight points to close out the season on 46 points. They reached the bowl final with a 38-7 win over Samoa, this result coming off a 24-12 bowl quarter final win over Japan.
The team had failed to qualify for the cup quarterfinals after the day one, falling to a crushing 0-40 defeat against hosts England. Scotland would knock Kenya out of cup contention with 26-12 result. A 19-14 result over Brazil ensured that Felix Ochieng’s charges finished third in Pool C at the close of business on Saturday.
Collins Injera became the third man in history to score 200 tries when he scored Kenya’s third try in the 24-12 bowl quarter final win over Japan. He would eventually close the tournament on 203 tries after landing a brace in the 38-7 bowl semi-final win over Samoa and one against Argentina in the 24-12 bowl final triumph.
Billy Odhiambo closed out the tournament as joint top try scorer, scoring 7 tries over the weekend, tying with the USA’s Madison Hughes and New Zealand youngster Rieko Ioane.
Dennis Ombachi placed joint third with nine others on the try scorers chart with 5 tries.
The team returns to the country on Tuesday May 19 afternoon.