October 20, 2018

Heartbreaking last minutes loss sends Kenya Rugby Sevens out of the World Cup

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Terrible moments of disappointment and disbelief rocked Kenya Sevens as they faced Scotland in extra time. The Shujaa boys lost their 28-5 lead to lose to Scotland 31-28 and fail to reach the Rugby World Cup Sevens quarterfinals in San Francisco, on Saturday.

This was one of the most heartbreaking loses to the team. Samuel Oliech and Samuel Njenga were sin-binned in quick succession giving way to Scotland’s comeback, after trailing 28-17.

The Scots took advantage of their numbers, with Jamie Farndale scoring a brace, with his last coming off a penalty try. Jamie Fergusson converted both to give them victory.

Kenya stormed to first half’s 14-0 lead when Eden Agero converted William Ambaka and Jeffrey Oluoch’s tries.

Then Collins Injera extended the lead 21-5 with a try that Oliech converted before Oluoch sealed a brace for a comfortable 28-5 lead with four minutes of play remaining.

Scotland will play the winner between South Africa and Ireland in the Cup quarterfinals.

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