Shujaa still under threat of relegation

Written By: Richard Munga

National Rugby Sevens side, Shujaa, faces an uphill task in their battle to maintain their status in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, after only collecting a single point in the penultimate stage of the 2018/2019 season in London, England.

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Shujaa will now need to bag more points than Japan in the Final Leg of the season set for Paris, France, next weekend, in order to avoid relegation.

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After bagging one win from three matches in pool B following their 21-20 win over Samoa and booking a slot in the Challenge Trophy Quarter Finals, Shujaa was relegated to the 13th place semifinals after falling 29-21 to Scotland in the 2nd day of the London Sevens.

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Shujaa’s hopes of redeeming themselves in their 2nd game of the day did not pan out as expected, as their relegation fears worsened following a 26-17 loss to Japan.

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Japan took the lead courtesy of Naoki Motomura and Katsuyuki Sakai.

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But Bush Mwale bagged two of Shujaa’s three tries to give them the Lead.

Further tries from Yoshikazu Fujita and Kazushi Hano earned Japan a vital win against a relegation rival.


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