Dubai 7’s: Sevens team Shujaa loses 17-12 to South Africa

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The Kenya national rugby team began their 2019-2020 HSBC Sevens World Series season on a losing note after going down 17-12 to South Africa Thursday night at ‘The Sevens’ stadium in Dubai.

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Kenya conceded an early unconverted try to Ryan Oosthuizen but went ahead two minutes later thanks to Alvin Otieno’s converted try before Vincent Onyala put Kenya ahead 12-5 at halftime.

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South Africa came back fighting in the second half and levelled the score through Rosko Specman.

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Seabelo Senatla won the game for South Africa with a third try, two minutes from time. Kenya will play England in the second match Friday before ending the group stage with a tie against Spain.

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The second leg of the season will be held in Cape Town next weekend.

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