Rugby: Shujaa to face Fiji, France in Toulouse Sevens

Shujaa team huddle before the game against Ireland [Courtesy-World Rugby]

Kenya Sevens will renew their rivalry with Fiji when they face off against the Tokyo Olympic champions in the seventh leg of the World Sevens Series to be held in Toulouse from Friday.

The Toulouse 7s will be staged at The Stade Ernest-Wallon which has a capacity of 19,500.

Led by new coach Damian McGrath, Shujaa will face off against Fiji, hosts France and Wales in Group B.

Group A has Vancouver 7s winners Argentina who have been grouped alongside England, Canada and Japan.

Australia are in Group C and will battle with New Zealand, Scotland and USA. The final pool has Samoa, World 7 series leaders South Africa, Ireland and Spain.

Previously the France’s event used to take place in Paris but World Rugby announced new hosts cities which included Malaga, Seville (in Spain) and Toulouse for the 2022 events.

Archadius Khwesa and Ben Salem are in line for their debuts as the Shujaa squad to the Toulouse and London legs of the World Rugby Sevens series was named on Saturday 14 May 2022.

The duo, alongside Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi and Johnstone Olindi are the five changes from the squad that did duty at the Singapore and Vancouver legs of the series.

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