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Results: Kenya loses 14-5 to South Africa in second Olympics match

RUGBY By Washington Onyango | July 26th 2021
Blitzboks beat Kenya to record second win at Olympics [photo courtesy]

The Kenya national rugby sevens team on Monday afternoon lost their second consecutive match at the Tokyo Olympic Games after going down 14-5 to African arch-rivals South Africa.

Shujaa had lost 19-14 to the USA in their opening game and needed a win against the Blitzboks who defended well and repelled all Kenyan attacks to win their second match and qualify for the quarterfinals.

South Africa led 14-5 at the interval courtesy of opening tries by Selvyn Davids and Shakes Soyizwapi.

Kenya pulled one back through veteran Collins Injera but there were no points on board for either side in the second half.

Kenya will play Ireland next tomorrow at 5 am [photo courtesy]

Shujaa will now have to defeat Ireland in the last pool match to stand a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.

The top two teams will be joined by two best losers in the quarterfinals.

Kenya's next match is against Ireland on Tuesday at 5 am East African Time.


Tokyo 2020 Olympics 7s

Fiji 24 Japan 19

Great Britain 24 Canada 0

New Zealand 50 Korea 5

Australia 19 Argentina 29

South Africa 33 Ireland 14

USA 19 Kenya 14

Great Britain v Japan 34-0

Fiji vs Canada 28-14

New Zealand v Argentina 35-14

Australia v Korea 42-5

USA v Ireland 19-17

South Africa 14-5 Kenya

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