Kenya Sevens win against Canada in Dubai

Shujaas face South Africa next

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A file photo of Kenya's Collins Injera in action. COURTESY: THE STAR

The Collins Injera-led Kenya Sevens won 29-15 in the opening match against Canada in the Dubai Sevens at the Sevens Stadium on Friday, December 1.

The Mwamba RFC star scored two tries as Kenya came from behind to claim their first win of the tournament.

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Dubai Rugby Sevens pitch. /COURTESY

Shujaa which is grouped with the North Americans in Pool A, managed a total of five tries and two conversions against their counterpart’s three unconverted touchdowns.

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Canada won the first penalty of the game, attacking Shujaa with Nathan Hiriyama going over for the opening score.

Sammy Oliech took advantage of a Canadian mistake to equalise, before tries from Collins Injera and Oscar Ayodi and two conversions to boot that saw Shujaa take a 19-5 lead into the interval.

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Number four for Kenya was courtesy of Dennis Ombachi and was followed by a pass from Eden Agero to Injera with the latter icing the cake. Scores stood at Kenya 29 against Canada’s 5.

Isaac Kay played in Pat Kay to go over for Canada, the scores 29-10 with a minute to play. Pat would then land his brace to bring Canada to 29-15 at full time.

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Kenya faces South Africa in her next match which is set for 1.36pm before taking on Uganda at 6.31pm. SA’s Springboks are HSBC World Sevens Series reigning champions.