Kenya lost 14-38 to South Africa in the Plate finals of the London Sevens which ended yesterday. South Africa led 19-7 at the breather.
The South Africans opened the scoring courtesy of Seabelo Senatla’s try as Branco du Preez missed the conversion. In the 3rd minute, Kwagga Smith made it 10-0 for South Africans with yet another try converted by Preez.
In the 4th minute, Frankie Horne scored South Africa’s third try while Preez converted to stretch the lead to 19-0. Billy Odhiambo scored Kenya’s first try in the 7th minute as Adema converted it to trail 7-19 at half-time. Kenya got their second try through Tonny Owuor in the second half with Felix Ayange making the conversion. Kenya sailed through to the plate finals after defeating France 28-19.
Seabelo completed a hat-trick after the buzzer had sounded to clinch a 24-17 win for South Africa against Samoa in the other Plate semis. Phil Burgess scored a last-minute try to book England’s place in the Cup semi finals.
The hosts beat France 19-17 in their cup quarter final. Tom Lucas and Sam Myers helped Mick O’Connor’s Australia side to a 12-5 win over Kenya in another Cup quarter. In an all-Pacific Cup quarter final, Fiji beat Samoa 26-10 with Emosi Mulevoro, Benito Masilevu, Waisea Nacuqu and Samisoni Viriviri scoring their tries. In the bowl competition, Franco Sabato scored twice as Argentina booked their place in the final with a 21-14 win over Spain.
Sean Duke scored his 100th career try as Canada beat Wales 17-14 having earlier defeated Japan 21-19, thanks to two tries from John Moonlight. Argentina defeated Portugal 31-0 in their quarter final, the opening match of Day Two.
In the Shield final, Mike Palefau and Nick Edwards both scored twice as the USA beat Portugal 45-7 to set up a final against Japan after Kosuke Hashino crossed for the winning try against last week’s Cup semi finalists Scotland in the Brave Blossoms’ semi final.
Source : The Star