Kenya Sevens to face Ireland in London Sevens opener

Shujaa's Tony Omondi is beaten by Canada[Courtesy-World Rugby]

Shujaa will be hoping to put behind their recent struggles at the World Sevens Rugby ahead of Saturday's London Sevens-the eighth leg of the series-at Twickenham Stadium.

The former Singapore Sevens champions performed poorly during last weekend’s Toulouse 7s in France where they collected one point after registering one win in their six matches.

Shujaa failed to proceed through to the quarterfinals for the fifth time in a row.

Interestingly, since the beginning of the year, Kenya has not gone past the group stage after poor results in Malaga, Seville, Singapore, Vancouver and Toulouse.

Even with new coach Damian McGrath in charge, Shujaa are nowhere near their best.

In London, McGrath's boys will have to bring their A-game after being drawn in a tricky Group B that consists of Toulouse 7s finalists Ireland, series leaders Argentina and second-placed South Africa. 

Shujaa who have managed just a point in the last two events and have dropped to 12th on the standings will be keen to improve to move into a respectable position.

Kenya kick off their campaign with a match against Ireland at 12.16pm before facing Argentina at 3pm. Their final group match will be against South Africa at 6.08pm.

London Sevens Fixtures

Kenya v Ireland- 12.16pm

Kenya v Argentina- 3pm

Kenya v South Africa- 6.08pm.

 

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