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Kenya 7s 2018/19 season in numbers
By Patrick Korir | Mon 03 Jun, 2019 23:01

The 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series culminated with the tenth and final leg with Paris 7s on Sunday 2 June 2019. It wrapped the season that kicked off with Dubai 7s back on 30 November - 1 December, 2018. 

The numbers sum up the season that saw Kenya survive relegation during day one in France after putting their best foot forward to qualify for a Cup quarterfinal this season. 

0.3 - Free kicks conceded per game

0 - No of drop goals and penalties. Same to red cards received compared to one each by USA and England, and two each by Fiji and Tonga

1 - Times a Kenyan made it to a dream team; Andrew Amonde at Paris 7s and won the DHL performance tracker - Jeff Oluoch at Hong Kong 7s. Paul Murunga's first season as head coach

4 - Number of times Kenya managed just one point in the ten legs after dropping out of the 13th place (Shield) semis at Dubai, Sydney, Vancouver and London 7s. 

5 - Debutants introduced to the HSBC Sevens World Series; Daniel Taabu, Johnstone Olindi, Vincent Onyala, Brian Wahinya and Charles Omondi across Dubai and Cape Town 7s

10 - No. of yellows received. Olindi got the most - 2.

10 - Best points tally gained this season during the tenth and final event at Paris 7s in early June, 2019

11.91 - Tackles made per match. Tackle success was 4.94 per match and missed tackles at 6.94 per game.

37 - Points attained this season as Kenya scaled away from relegation permutations at Paris 7s

53 - Total number of games played. 13 were wins (24.5%), 1 draw (1.9%) and 39 (73.6%) were losses

87 - Conversions scored same as Wales. Taabu led with 41, Olindi with 21 and Michael Wanjala with 14

133 - Number of tries scored this season. Vincent Onyala led with 22, Bush Mwale second with 16 and Daniel Taabu third with 15. Average per game was 2.51

165 - Restarts. Eden Agero topped with 55, Olindi and Taabu came next with 44 and 43.

631 - Tackles made. Olindi was top with 64, Onyala with 62, skipper Ojee and Bush Mwale tied with 60

839 - Total points scored this season across ten tournaments. Average of 15.83 per game. Three debutants Daniel Taabu led with 157, Vincent Onyala followed with 122 and Johnstone Olindi with 102 points.

1,222 - Runs made. Mwale led with 135, three ahead of Taabu. Oluoch was next with 118

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