Shujaa pooled alongside Fiji, Samoa, France in London Sevens

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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The Kenya national rugby team, Shujaa, has been pooled alongside Singapore Sevens runners up Fiji, Samoa and France in pool B in the London Sevens scheduled to take place 25th and 26th May.

Shujaa who picked up three points after beating Spain 21-5 in the 13th place-playoff in the 8th round of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Sevens Series.

Shujaa were beaten in all their pool C matches; suffering 36-7 to Singapore bronze winners England, 17-14 to USA  and 19-14 to Wales.

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In the 13th place-playoff, first half converted tries from Vincent Onyala and Bush Mwale saw Shujaa take the lead to 14-0 at the interval.

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Spain grounded their only unconverted try in the second half with Daniel Taabu adding a try for Shujaaa to secure the 13th position in the IRB Sevens standings.

In the main cup final, South Africa came back from a 19-0 defeat in the first half to beat Fiji 20-19 to win the Singapore title.

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England beat the United States of America 28-7 to secure bronze.

England had earlier beaten Australia 31-19 in the quarter-finals but lost their semi-final 26-12 to Fiji.

Meanwhile, the pools for the 29th Edition of the Great Rift 10 Aside tournament which will take place on the 19th-21st April 2019 at the Nakuru Athletics Club have been released.

The defending champions Menengai Cream Homeboyz will battle it out with Impala Saracens, Tatu City Nondies, and JKUAT Courgars in pool A.

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Stanbic Mwamba, Masinde Muliro University, KCB and Egerton are in pool B.

2018 third place champions Kabras will lead Blakblad, Strathmore Leos and the University of Eldoret.

Nakuru based teams Menegai Oilers and Top Fry Nakuru, Makueni and Mean Machine have been placed in group D in the Great Rift 10 Aside tournament.

The Ladies and Age grade rugby will kick off the great weekend on Friday 19th before the men’s action on Saturday and Sunday.

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