Shujaa lose to South Africa as Taabu pick Impact player at Vancouver7s

Kenya sevens team Shujaa lost to South Africa during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series opener in Vancouver, Canada.

Kenya, which lost to South Africa in pool A match failed to set a revenge at the finals when they lost 38-05 to Blitzboks after a the champions led 24-0 at the water break.

Angelo Davids landed s brace of tries for the Blitzboks in the first half alongside Sakoyisa Makata and Ronald Brown, as Dewald Human and Ronald Brown managed a conversion each for their half time lead.


Then Christine Grobbelaar crossed the line with Human adding the extras as Blitzboks stretched their lead to 31-0 before Daniel Taabu touched down for unconverted try for 31-5.

The Innocent Simiyu coached side reached the finals after beating Ireland at the semis and the USA in quarterfinals.

Kenya collected 18 points from Vancouver with Taabu receiving Impact Player of the tournament.

Shujaa stats at Vancouver7s

  1. Final

South Africa 38-05 Kenya

  • Cup semifinals
    Ireland 5-38 Kenya 7s
    Great Britain 12-26 South Africa
  • Cup Quarters

Ireland 12-7 Hong Kong after extra time

USA 14-19 Kenya 7s
Great Britain31-5 Canada
South Africa 54-5 Spain

  • Group stages

Kenya 17-5 Spain

Kenya 45-7 Mexico

South Africa 33-14 Kenya 7s

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