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Los Angeles 7s changes you need to know
By Eric Njiru | Wed 26 Feb, 2020 11:39

Los Angeles presents Kenya 7s with a few changes as they seek a first cup win of the season.

The USA leg venue of the first to two North American tournaments was moved from Nevada to the Californian coast. Furthermore, the Las Vegas tournament was a three-day event, with Los Angeles being played on Saturday and Sunday at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Kenya 7s now have an extra day to train as the tournament kicks-off on Saturday. They are in pool B with South Africa, Ireland and Canada.

Kenya’s first game will be against South Africa at 10.35pm on Saturday Feb 29, 2020. Second game, against Ireland, will be at 1.31am before closing the pool with Canada at 5.35am on Sunday morning.

Unlike the New Zealand and Australia legs, Los Angeles Sevens returns to the old format where teams will head to cup quarters and placement quarters after pool matches. 

"Three games in day one three games in day two is fabulous. We are looking forward to the old formats. Our goal is to finish in the top and from there anything can happen," said Paul Feeney, Kenya 7s head coach before leaving for States. 

His South African counterpart Neil Powell said, “We have done some good work back home, but there is still work needed on defence and on attack, where we can be sharper. We are striving for a perfect performance, so will work hard this week,” added the Blitzbok coach. 

Cup final is set for Monday 3.26am at ±Dignity Health Sports Park, California. 

the extra day in Los Angeles will give us more time to recover and then prepare for what awaits us on Saturday.

-Additional material derived from https://www.springboks.rugby/

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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