Kenya stuns Canada in Dubai opener

William Ambaka(c) of the Kenya 7s in a past match against Portugal PHOTO COURTESY

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: National men’s Rugby team Shujaa kicked off HSBC World Sevens Series new season on a high note thrashing Canada 29-15 in their opening match of the Dubai 7s Friday morning.

Veteran Collins Injera lead by scoring twice with Sammy Oliech, Oscar Ayodi and Dennis Ombachi also ensuring their names on the score-sheet.

In other results USA lose 14-22 to Argentina, New Zealand humbled Samoa 24-12, Wales lost 38-7 to Australia while Fiji overwhelmed Russia 50-7.

Kenya’s next match is against HSBC World Sevens Series reigning champions South Africa at 1.36pm before coming up against neighbors Uganda at 6.30pm.