Shujaa loses to Fiji in Hong Kong sevens final

National rugby sevens team, Shujaa, lost to Fiji in a second successive final going down 24-12 in the Hong Kong main cup final.

Shujaa was 17-0 down at half time in the 7th stop of the IRB sevens World Series on Sunday after a lackluster start.

Fiji led through tries by Josua Varakurunabili, Eroni Sau and Amenoni  Nasilasila after two Shujaa players were shown yellow cards.

Billy Odhiambo scored a try for Kenya in the second half as Shujaa attempted a comeback only for Fiji to score another try to stretch its lead to 24-5

The try by Vatemo Navovo all but ended Shujaa’s hopes of winning the Hong Kong sevens after a brilliant run to the final.

Oscar Ouma scored a consolation try and the subsequent conversation made it 24-12 but Fiji held on for the win.

Shujaa now occupies 7th position after garnering 19 points from the Hong Kong series and now has 83 points with three more rounds to go.

Kenya had earlier defeated Scotland 19-12 in the cup quarters with Collins Injera scoring two tries while Willy Ambaka was also on the score sheet.

The 8th round of the circuit will be held on the 28-29th April in Singapore where Kenya is pooled in group C together with USA, France and England.

Shujaa will shifts focus to the commonwealth games ongoing in Australia where they will start their campaign against Canada next Saturday before facing Zambia and NewZealand in pool C.



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