• Posted by:Eric Njiru




  • Kenya To Play The All Blacks 7s in Vegas opener

Kenya Sevens will kick-off the Las Vegas Sevens against New Zealand at 4.15am on Saturday 4th March 2017 in the USA.

The fifth round of the Rugby Sevens series will once again be played in a span of three days with the Cup final set for Monday morning at the Artificial turfed Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas.

Kenya is in pool C of the 14th edition of the USA Sevens with The All Blacks, Argentina and Russia. The Innocent Simiyu boys will take to the field for the second time at 6.52am on Saturday against Argentina before concluding the pool matches against

Chile go into the tournament as an invitational side to feature in pool B alongside England, hosts USA and Samoa.

After the pool matches at 3.08am, the challenge trophy quarters will follow immediately at 5.48am with Cup quarters closing day two at 7.16am.

Day three of the competition will start at 22.24pm with the 13th place semifinals followed by all other semis before the action ends at 4am with the Cup final.

Fixtures Saturday March 4
Fiji vs Japan 3.09am
Australia vs Scotland 3.31am
Argentina vs Russia 3.53am
New Zealand vs Kenya 4.15am
USA vs Samoa 4.37am
England vs Chile 4.59am
Wales vs France 5.21am
South Africa vs Canada 5.43am

Fiji vs Scotland 6.08am
Australia vs Japan 6.30am
Argentina vs Kenya 6.52am
New Zealand vs Russia 7.14am
USA vs Chile 7.36am
England vs Samoa 7.58am
Wales vs Canada 8.20am
South Africa vs France 8.42am

Day two Sunday March 5
Japan vs Scotland 00.28am
Australia vs Fiji 00.50am
Russia vs Kenya 01.12
New Zealand vs Argentina 01.36am
Samoa vs Chile 01.58am
England vs USA 2.24am
France vs Canada 2.46am
South Africa vs Wales 3.08am

Challenge trophy quarters at 5.48am
Cup quarters from 7.16am

Day three Monday March 6
Sunday 13th place semi final 22.24hrs
Challenge trophy semi 23.08hrs

Cup final 04.00am Monday

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Eric Njiru

Eric is a Multimedia Sports Journalist who has covered local and international Sporting Activities from World Championships, Rugby World Cup, Kenya National Rally, HSBC World Sevens Series, School Competitions and Kenyan Premier League with good knowledge of the industry.

Apart from daily reporting, Eric is a presenter on HBR Fanzone every Saturday from 9am and Sunday 3pm.

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