Kenya Sevens finish last at Hong Kong Sevens

Shujaa's Brian Tanga in action against Sout Africa.[Courtesy]

Kenya Sevens poor show at the World Rugby Sevens Series saw them finish bottom at the Hong Kong Sevens that ended on Sunday.

Shujaa lost all their matches at the eighth leg of the 2022-2023 series as they sit deep into the relegation zone with three legs left.

After Hong Kong, Kenya are still 13th with 30 points, 10 points off the safety (11th position currently occupied by Spain).

Kenya got off to a poor start in Hong Kong when they went down 29-5 to New Zealand as captain Nelson Oyoo got Shujaa’s only points in the game with an unconverted try on Friday.

On Saturday, the Damian McGrath side were relegated to the ninth-place playoffs after losing to Ireland and South Africa.

Billy Odhiambo and Alvin Otieno were on target for Kenya but the East Africans could not overpower the Irish who ended up winning 26-14.

Against South Africa, police officer Jeff Oluoch, Billy Odhiambo and captain Nelson Oyoo crossed over the white wash but Kenya still lost 26-17.

On Sunday, matters went from bad to worse after going down 26-12 to Samoa before closing the tour with a disappointing 19-10 defeat to Hong Kong.

New Zealand won the Hong Kong Sevens title after defeasting Olympic champions Fiji 24-17.

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