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Oluoch on target as Kenya 7s lose to Fiji
By Eric Njiru | Fri 05 Apr, 2019 15:23

Kenya 7s kicked off Hong Kong 7s with a 22-5 defeat to Fiji on Friday April 5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Skipper Jeff Oluoch scored Kenya’s sole try that was not converted with the Fijians running in four tries and one conversion.

'It's like rugby but in two-speed. Fast forward, blind pass on the inside, jump-step, bounce-step, the lot,’ said commentator Rob Vickerman as Fiji went 17 points up.

Aminiasi Tuimaba was the first to go over for Fiji followed by Vilimoni Botitu and Jerry Tuwai before Alasio Naduva rounded the scoring.

Nondies center Oscar Dennis made his debut in the defeat starting from the bench alongside Bush Mwale, Johnstone Olindi, Mark Wandeto and Augustine Lugonzo.

The other pool clash ended New Zealand 40 Australia 19. Kenya closes day one at position three in pool C with one point, same as fourth placed Australia but due to goal difference.

Kenya’s second match will be against New Zealand at 7.51am on Saturday before closing pool matches against Australia at 11.33am also on Saturday morning.

Hong Kong 7s RESULTS and FIXTURES
Friday April 5, 2019

Samoa vs Scotland 17-7
South Africa vs Japan 22-7
England vs Wales 36-19
USA vs Spain 36-7
New Zealand vs Australia 40-19
Fiji vs Kenya 7s 22-5
Argentina vs Canada 19-14
France vs Portugal 3.26pm

Saturday April 6 
Samoa vs Japan 6.16am 
South Africa vs Scotland 6.41am 
England vs Spain 7.03am 
USA vs Wales 7.25am 
New Zealand vs Kenya 7.51am
Fiji vs Australia 8.13am 
Argentina vs Portugal 8.35am
France vs Canada 8.59am

Scotland vs Japan 10am
South Africa vs Samoa 10.22am 
Wales vs Spain 10.44am 
USA vs England 11.08am 
Australia vs Kenya 11.33am 
Fiji vs New Zealand 11.55am 
Canada vs Portugal 12.17pm 
France vs Argentina 2.41

Sunday April 7
Challenge Trophy Quarters 4.30am 
Cup quarters 5.58am 
Cup FINAL 2pm

Eric Njiru
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