Kenya Sevens to face Ireland in London Sevens opener: The Standard Sports

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

Shujaa will hope to end his recent struggles in World Sevens Rugby ahead of Saturday’s London Sevens – the eighth round of the series – at Twickenham Stadium.

The former Singapore Sevens champions performed poorly in last weekend’s Toulouse 7s in France where they picked up a point after registering a win in six matches.

Shujaa failed to qualify for the quarter-finals for the fifth time in a row.

Interestingly, since the start of the year, Kenya have not progressed beyond the group stage after poor results in Malaga, Sevilla, Singapore, Vancouver and Toulouse.

Even with new coach Damian McGrath in charge, Shujaa is far from his best.

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

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

Kenya kick off their campaign with a game against Ireland at 12.16pm before taking on Argentina at 3pm. Their last group match will be against South Africa at 6:08 p.m.

London Sevens Fixtures

Kenya v Ireland – 12:16 p.m.

Kenya v Argentina – 3 p.m.

Kenya vs South Africa – 6:08 p.m.

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Kenya Simbas captain Dan Sikuta in action against the Carling Champions team during their Carling Champions match played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa on Saturday. [Courtesy]


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