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Kenya bows out of Vancouver 7s without a win
By Eric Njiru | Sun 10 Mar, 2019 23:13

Kenya 7s failed to pick a win at Vancouver 7s suffering five defeats, three in pool matches and two in the knockouts on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Canada.

They lost their final game 22-14 to relegation-threatened Japan in the 13th place semifinal.

Kenya did end with a consolation try, and it was Shaddon Singah Munoko, the Mean Machine captain, getting his first try on the World Series. A lovely moment for him, after speeding through with real determination. It was a top up to Bush Mwale's opening try. Johnstone Olindi converted Mwale's as Mike Agevi got the extras on Munoko's touch down. 

It was the third of six legs in the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series that Kenya 7s failed to register a single win - after the opening Dubai 7s and Sydney 7s during the fourth leg - to pick just a point. 

Kenya dropped to 13th place semifinal courtesy of a 47-7 blowout by Australia in the challenge trophy quarters on Sunday evening. They had lost 12-36 to Fiji, 12-35 Samoa and 21-36 Canada in pool matches on Saturday. 

Kenya 7s now have 18 points as Japan got 2 points courtesy of reaching Shield final which moves them to 14, four below Kenya.

Another relegation-threatened side, Wales, reached Challenge trophy semis to pick 5 points and level up with Kenya at 18.

After Vancouver 7s, Kenya dropped one place, from 13 to 14th, just one place above relegation zone. 

Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere with experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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