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Rugby: Shujaa to wait longer for World Sevens

RUGBY By Washington Onyango | September 2nd 2020
Andrew Amonde of Shujaa on top on Hayden Sarg of Samuari during their Tusker Safari Sevens 2019 tournament match against Samurai at RFUEA Grounds on October 20, 2019. Shujaa won 19-14. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

Kenya’s seven rugby men’s team, Shujaa, will now wait longer to get back to action after World Rugby cancelled next year’s rescheduled two series legs.

World Rugby confirmed that the combined men’s and women’s Hamilton and Sydney rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021, which were provisionally scheduled for 23 and 24 and 30 and 31 January 2021 respectively, will not take place due to the dynamic nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decisions were taken in line with relevant government and international public health authority advice and with the health and well-being of the rugby community and the wider public as top priority. Both hosts are due to return to a full Series schedule beyond 2021.

Both Dubai and Cape Town 7s have since been cancelled meaning teams will have just six legs.

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