Kenya Sevens team paired with England in Wellington Sevens

Kenya Sevens team paired with England in Wellington Sevens

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Nairobi,KENYA:National Men’s rugby team Shujaa has been grouped in Pool A alongside the Cape Town 7s champions England in the Wellington Sevens slated for 28-29 January 2017 at Westpac Stadium.

Also in the Pool is Argentina and a 16th team that will be invited by the World Rugby governing body.

Shujaa bagged 12 points in the Cape Town Sevens which culminated in South Africa over the weekend after finishing sixth following a 33-21 defeat to Fiji.The performance was an improvement to Shujaa who managed only five points during the opening of the series held in Dubai, Dubai Sevens a fortnight ago.

In the Cape Town Sevens, Kenya beat France 33-14 and Japan 24-5 before losing 28-22 to Fiji in to finish second in their Pool.

The boys would then lose 28-5 to New Zealand in the cup quarters before overcoming Wales 19-14 in the fifth place semis and finally lost 33-21 to Fiji in the fifth place final.

With the result Kenya sits 12th in the 16-team series standings on 17 points after two legs.