Shujaa fail to qualify for Dubai sevens semi-finals

Written By: Richard Munga


A last minute try and conversion from Andrew Knewstubb denied the Kenya National Sevens team the chance to qualify for the Dubai Sevens semi finals, after they lost 12-14 to New Zealand.

Shujaa came into this match without Collins Injera who suffered a hamstring injury Friday.

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New Zealand quickly took the lead through Dylan Collier, before Eden Aguero equalized.

Sammy Oliech extended Shujaa’s lead to take the game to half time.

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However Shujaa missed out on a chance to qualify for the semi finals in the 1st leg of the IRB sevens world series, losing 12-14 as Andrew Knewstubb chipped the ball and brilliantly collected it for a try, sending the All Blacks to the Semis where they’ll take on England, who beat Australia 26-19.

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Shujaa, meanwhile will take on Australia in the 5th place Semi-Final at 2pm.

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In other quarter final results, defening champions South Africa qualified for the Cup quarter finals after beating Samoa 26-10. Fiji beat Scotland 35-24.


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