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Kenya Morans beat Blitzboks to win Safari 7s
By Eric Njiru | Sun 20 Oct, 2019 17:02

Kenya Morans beat 2018 HSBC World Sevens Series champions South Africa 19-14 to win the 2019 Safari 7s on Sunday October 20 at RFUEA Grounds.

The Morans, Kenya 7s junior side, ran in three tries; two converted against South Africa's two converted tries. They led 19-0 at the interval. 
Kenya Morans' only defeat of the weekend was against Blitzboks (17-12), in pool matches, who they went on to beat in the cup final.

KCB winger Geoffrey Okwatch was the first to go over for Morans landing a centre try that was converted by Johnstone Olindi before bagging a brace but the conversion sailed wide this time round.

Olindi pounced on a loose ball to set up Alvin 'Buffa' Otieno for Kenya's third try that was converted going to the halftime. Blitzboks would add two unanswered tries but not enough for a comeback. 

Kenya Shujaa beat Russia Academy 19-5 to finish third, Seventise secured fifth place with a 19-10 win over Samurai while South African sides Western Province and Blue Bulls secured challenge trophy and shield beating Uganda 29-12 and Zastava 38-21 respectively. 

Safari 7s Dream Team
1. Vincent Onyala (Morans) 2. Ian Mabwa (Morans) 3. Sevlyn Davids (South Africa) 4. Siviwe Soyizwapi (South Africa) 5. Impi Visser (South Africa) 6. Matheus Del Court (Seventise) 7. Claran Moore (Red Wailers)

Kenya Morans squad for Safari 7s 2019
Jeff Oluoch (c), Vincent Onyala, Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi, Dan Sikuta,Monate Akwei, Herman Humwa, Ian Mabwa, Davis Nyaundi, Johnstone Olindi, Geoffrey Okwach, Joel Inzuga, Collins Shikoli

Safari 7s 2019 Results
Cup Final
South Africa 14 Morans 19

Bronze Final
Kenya Shujaa 19 Russia Academy 5

5th Place final
Seventise 19 Samurai 10

Challenge Trophy Final
Western province 29 Uganda 12

13th Place final
Zastava 21 Blue Bulls 38

Semi Finals

13th semis results
Zim 10 Zastava 14
Burundi 0 Bulls 64

Challenge semis 
Uganda 26 Zambia 21
Spain 5 Western Province 22

5th place semis 
KCB 17 Samurai 21
Seventise 21 Red Wailers 7

Cup semis
Shujaa 5 South Africa 19
Morans 24 Russia Academy 0


Bowl quarters
Uganda 17 Zimbabwe 12
Zambia 27 Zastava 17 
Spain 48 Burundi 5 
Western Province 33 Blue Bulls 26

Cup quarters 
South Africa 31 KCB 14
Shujaa 19 Samurai 14 
Seventise 7 Morans 24 
Red Wailers 5 Russia Academy 17

Day 1 results

Uganda vs Morans 10-24
South Africa vs Burundi 61-0
Western Province vs Zastava 19-19
Samurai vs Red Wailers 5-19
Blue Bulls vs Russia Academy 24-24
Shujaa vs Zambia 24-0
Zimbabwe vs Seventise 0-24
Spain vs KCB 7-24

Uganda vs Burundi 33-12
South Africa vs Morans 17-12
Western Province vs Red Wailers 15-12
Samurai vs Zastava 33-14
Blue Bulls vs Zambia 17-22
Shujaa vs Russia Academy 41-0
Zimbabwe vs KCB 12-19
Spain vs Seventise 0-14

Morans vs Burundi 52-0
Zastava vs Red Wailers 12-19
Russia Academy vs Zambia 31-12 
Seventise vs KCB 35-12
South Africa vs Uganda 19-17
Samurai vs Western Province 17-12
Shujaa vs Blue Bulls 19-7
Spain vs Zimbabwe 29-0

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