Kenya7’s collected eight points at the concluded Wellington7s after Kenya lifted the challenge trophy title, to stay tenth on the log as the third.
The Shujaa lost two of their three matches and relegated to Challenge in the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Wellington Sevens, came to a close on Sunday by narrowly beating Australia 19-17.
Kenya raced into a 14-0 lead through tries from Sammy Oliech and Collins Injera, Eden Agero sure with the conversions but the Aussies clawed back through Henry Hutchinson’s converted try.
Billy Odhiambo would land Kenya’s third try as Innocent Simiyu’s charges withstood a late Australian rally that saw them land two unconverted tries, Shujaa holding out for the result.
Earlier, Kenya managed to win against United States of America 19-12 in the semi final to book for a final level.
Dan Sikuta opened Keya’s account with an unconverted effort but Perry Baker’s converted try gave USA a 7-5 lead at the break.
Eden Agero converted Billy Odhiambo’s second half brace to give Kenya a 19-7 lead before Madison Hughes struck late for the USA, too little to late as Kenya advanced to the challenge trophy final.
Challenge Trophy Quarterfinal: Kenya 24 Russia 5
Sammy Oliech scored and converted his own try for a 7-0 lead, Billy Odhiambo and Willy Ambaka touching down as Kenya took a 17-0 lead into the breather.
Bondarev would score for Russia but Dan Sikuta’s converted try gave Kenya the cushion and the result.
KENYA IN POOL A FOR SYDNEY SEVENS
Kenya has been drawn with South Africa, England and Japan in Pool A for next weekend’s fourth round of the 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series in Sydney, Australia.