Kenya Sevens was on Sunday evening awarded the 2017/18 HSBC World Sevens Series fair play award as the season came to an end in France.
This award, selected by the match officials, recognises the teams who showcase rugby’s values of integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.
Japan were awarded the women’s accolade after an event that saw them lose their core team status on the series, with Kenya the men’s recipients following an exciting season which saw them reach the final in both Vancouver and Hong Kong.
2017/18 season saw the best performance by Kenya Sevens as they bagged 104 points, most in history.
Kenya reached cup finals in Vancouver and Hong Kong bagging 22 points in each leg while fifth place semifinal loses were in Dubai, Sydney, Las Vegas and Singapore with each leg returning 10 points. In Hamilton they picked 12 and in London they won challenge trophy to bag eight points.
Worst performance came in Cape Town and recently Paris where they bagged three points.
Kenya's next tournament is the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, USA in July.