Posted by:Eric Njiru
Kenya Sevens’ outing in Hong Kong 7s ended in disappointment as they lost 21-19 to Scotland in the Challenge Trophy final on Sunday.
Frank Wanyama and Dennis Ombachi had given the Innocent Simiyu boys a 14-12 lead at the break but the London 7s defending champions regrouped to take a lead via James Fleming with Scot Wight adding the extras.
Andrew Amonde’s 41st try of his sevens career was however not enough as the hooter had already gone.
Kenya bagged seven points in Hong Kong to have 47 in total ahead of next weekend’s Singapore Sevens where they go as the defending champions.
Fiji won their third Hong Kong 7s title for a third year in a row beating series leaders South Africa 22-0 in the final.
It was Fiji’s first cup in 2016/2017 series as they touched down four times and completing one conversion. Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Mesulame Kunavula’s tries gave Fiji a 10-0 lead at the break before Kalione Nasoko’s double sealed the win.
Australia finished third by beating USA 26-19, New Zealand secured a fifth place finish by beating Argentina, Scotland scopped the challenge trophy with a 21-19 win over Kenya while Japan finished 13th courtesy of a 28-21 win over Wales.
Fiji will go to next weekend’s Singapore 7s seeded top where they will play Russia, Canada and Hong Kong in pool A.
Kenya Sevens is banded in pool C of the eighth round of HSBC World sevens series, Singapore Sevens set for this coming weekend.
Kenya go as the defending champions and will take on Australia, Argentina and Samoa after going out in challenge trophy final in Hong Kong.
Mike Friday’s USA who finished fourth in Hong Kong are in pool D with New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.
Hong Kong 7s winners Fiji are seeded top and will take on Canada, Russia and Hong Kong who come in as an invitational side after failing to secure the automatic slot.
Hong Kong 7s runner-up South Africa are in pool B where they will take on Cape Town 7s champions England, France and Japan.
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