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Kenya 7s jets back, focus on Hong Kong 7s, Commonwealth
By Eric Njiru | Wed 14 Mar, 2018 09:32

The Kenya Sevens jetted back to the country on Tuesday evening from Canada where they finished second at Vancouver 7s.

Kenya collected 19 points in Vancouver and were welcomed by Kenya Rugby Union officials at JKIA on Tuesday evening.

Speaking after touching down at JKIA, head coach Innocent Simiyu described the tour as a good one and “we are quite proud of how they played and we are very happy.”

Kenya heads to Hong Kong in April for the Seventh round of the HSBC World Sevens Series where they are seeded second to play Australia, Canada and Spain.

“Nowadays there is no easy pool, the key focus is just recovery then we can see the areas we are to work on before heading to Hong Kong.”

At Vancouver 7s, it was Simiyu’s first cup final since his appointment as Kenya Sevens head coach in 2016 as he says he feels good but the focus is performance.

“It’s okay but from a coaching perspective we focus much on  performance and continuous improvement of the player and that is what will lead us to more results.”

After Hong Kong 7s, Kenya Sevens will head to Gold Coast Australia for the Commonwealth games where they are in pool C with New Zealand, Canada and Zambia.

“Key thing is just to get the performance target, once we consistently hit the performance record then we stand a good chance of winning a medal at Commonwealth Games and it is our season goal to get a Commonwealth medal,” added Simiyu.

Unlike the last two Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Delhi where the top two teams went through from each pool, the Gold Coast Sevens event will see only the top-ranked team from each pool qualify for the finals.

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