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HomeSportKenya emerges third at Edmonton 7s after South Africa, Britain

Kenya emerges third at Edmonton 7s after South Africa, Britain

In summary

  • The semi final game saw South Africa thrash Shujaas by 33-7.
  • South Africa emerged top, followed by Great Britain while Canada emerging fourth.

The Kenya Rugby 7s team, Shujaa, have emerged third at the Edmonton Sevens after a defeat from their long-term African rivals South Africa.

The semi-final game on Sunday saw South Africa thrash Kenya 33-7, bundling them out of the finals.

The match was a replica of the Vancouver 7s final where Springboks beat Shujaas 38-5 to win the title.

Shujaa had qualified for the semis on a comfortable win after beating hosts Canada by 33-14.

Shujaa Sevens at Edmonton in Canada, US. PHOTO/COURTESY
Kenya’s outstanding perfomance

South Africa’s Springboks were crowned the 2021 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Champions as Shujaa came in second overall on 40 points.

Kenya finished with 34 points at a tie with Great Britain.

Shujaas have had a stunning performance in terms of gameplay since their Tokyo 2020 Olympics appearance.

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