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Battling Kenya take silver at Hong Kong Sevens


Kenya's Collins Injera breaks through the Scotland defense in the Cup quarters of the Hong Kong Sevens. Kenya won the match 19-12. PHOTO | IRB

A late try by captain Oscar Ouma proved too little, too late for a battling Kenyan Sevens team who lost 24-12 to Fiji in the Cup final of the Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday.

The turning point came mid way through the first half of the game when Kenya were reduced to five men after Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka were sin-binned allowing Fiji to build a solid 17-0 lead at the break.

But the spirited Kenyans managed two tries through Billy Odhiambo and Injera as well as a conversation by Eden Agero in the second half to keep the final scoreline respectable against their highly fancied opponents.

Fiji scored four tries through Josua Vakurunabili, Eroni Sau, Amenoni Nasilasila and Vatemo Ravouvou with Nasilasila further chipping in two conversations.

This is the second time this season that Shujaa have lost to Fiji in a Cup final following the 32-12 defeat last month at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver.

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