Shujaa to face Canada, France, USA in Sydney 7s

The Kenya National Sevens team, Shujaa, will take on Canada in their first match of the 4th round of the HSBC World Rugby Series in Sydney, Australia.

Shujaa are in Pool B alongside the Canada, France, and Hamilton Sevens runners up USA.

National Sevens Side, Shujaa, has experienced a rough start to the 2018/19 season of the HSBC World Rugby Series, with the Paul Murunga coached side sitting at Position 13 on the standings with just 11 points after three rounds.

However, an improved performance in Hamilton, New Zealand last weekend is expected to motivate the team heading into the Sydney Sevens.

Day one of the Hamilton Sevens saw Shujaa lose its first two matches, before winning the third Pool match against France, to qualify for the Challenge trophy.

A 19-12 win over Tonga in the Quarterfinal was accompanied by a 24-5 win over Argentina in the semis, before Losing 36-7 in the final.

In Sydney, Shujaa will kick off their campaign against Canada at 1.44am, clash against 2nd placed USA at 7.34am, then end their Day 1 action against France at 11.17am.

Meanwhile, the Kenya Cup takes a break this weekend to pave way for the first round of the Enterprise Cup.

Eight quarter-finalists from 2018; Homeboyz, Impala, KCB, Kabras, Nakuru, Mwamba, Nondies and Blak Blad get automatic qualification to the 2nd round.

Nine time champions Kenya Harlequins will host Ngong RFC at the RFUEA Grounds Saturday, with the winner set to take on defending champions Homeboyz in the second round on March 9th.

In among other fixtures; Menengai Oilers take on CUEA Monks in Nakuru, Mean Machine welcome Masinde Muliro University while JKUAT will be away to Strathmore Leos.


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