Kenya Sevens on Friday kicked off the second leg of the Dubai Sevens Series on a low note after losing 21-14 to Australia in the opening match of the Group B matches played at The Sevens Stadium in the UAE.
Shujaa headed into the match seeking to improve on their last weekend’s performance but once again failed to impress after going down to the Australian’s three converted tries scored by Corey Toole (two) and Henry Hutchison.
In the match, Kenya started on the back foot after finding themselves trailing 7-0 inside the opening two minutes when Hutchison crossed over the whitewash for the Aussies before Dietrich Roache converted for an early lead.
World Rugby fans favorite Alvin “Buffa” Otieno restored parity after crossing over for Kenya’s first try that Tony Omondi converted to level the scores at 7-7.
Moments later, Toole came off the bench to hand the advantage back to Australia after he beat Shujaa’s defense line to cross over as Roache added the extras for a 14-7 halftime lead.