Kenya bags seven points in Hong Kong 7s to move one spot up

Kenya's Rugby Sevens team Shujaa celebrate after winning the Challenge Trophy during the third leg of the series held in Wellington, New Zealand in January. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Hong Kong,CHINA: Kenya 7s men’s team Shujaa has climbed up one spot in the HSBC World Sevens series standings after collecting seven points in the seventh leg of the series which culminated in Hong Kong, China on Sunday.

This after going down 21-19 to Scotland in the Challenge Trophy final to move to 11th on 47 points, one better than 12th placed France, and eight points adrift of Wales who occupy position 10.

Frank Wanyama and Dennis Ombachi gave Shujaa a 14-12 lead at the break but Scotland turned tables after the restart romping into victory through touchdowns from James Fleming with Scot Wight.

The innocent Simiyu coached team will now switch its focus to the eighth leg of the series slated for April 15 in Singapore where it has been drawn alongside Australia, Samoa and Argentina in Pool C.

At Singapore sevens, Kenya will be hoping to repeat last season’s fairytale that saw them win her first ever World Series main cup title by edging bigwigs Fiji in the finals.