Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

Sport

sport

Kenya drub Fiji 30-7 to historic Rugby sevens victory

Kenya drub Fiji 30-7 to historic Rugby sevens victory

Kenya

Kenya won the eighth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in dramatic fashion, thrashing Fiji 30-7 to claim an historic Cup title.

The victory means that Kenya is the only other African team to win a leg in the World Sevens Series after regulars South Africa.

The semi-final was just equally as enthralling, with a Collins Injera penalty drop goal giving Kenya the lead for the first time in the match and sealing a 15-12 win with the last kick.

Injera, landed a brace of tries while Oscar Ayodi, Samuel Oliech, Nelson Oyoo and Frank Wanyama supplemented with one try each as Kenya completely locked out Fiji virtually the whole final, Kenya’s Daily Nation reports.

Injera now goes to within five tries of Argentina’s Santiago Gomez Cora at the top of the all-time try scoring charts with 230 tries.

It was a fitting end to a sensational weekend of rugby sevens, with more than 45,000 people turning out at the National Stadium with Singapore returning to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after a 10-year absence.

View more