Kenya Lionesses beat Argentina to reach Hong Kong Semis

Kenya Lionesses beat Argentina to reach Hong Kong Semis

Kenya Lionesses beat Argentina 17-12 to reach Hong Kong Semis where they face South Africa at 9:34am Friday 6th, April.

Photo/Jan Perlich/Ministry of Rugby

Kenya Lionesses needed extra time and sudden death luck to edge out a stubborn Argentina 7s 17-12 to advance to the Women's 7s Qualifier semi final at Hong Kong Sevens.

Sofia Gonzalez was the toast for Argentina 7s scoring two tries and  one conversion.

Gonzalez got Argentina rolling with  the first try  in the 3rd minute but Sinaida Aura Omondi responded for  Kenya with a try to ensure the teams were level at the break.

Janel Okelo scored a cracking 101 metre try to put Kenya in the lead  ( 10-5) while Doreen Nziwa made it 12-5 with the resulting  conversion.

The lead was cut short as Gonzalez replied with a try and conversion for Argentina to make it 12-12 to the final normal minute and force a  extra time sudden death play.

With the teams tied at 12-12 Dorren Remour Nziwa found spaced to race and made no mistake in scoring Kenya's winning try.

Kenya Lionesses will now face South Africa  at 9.34am at the Hong Kong Stadium.Whenthe two sides met in the qualifier, Kenya Lionesses beat South Africa 24-12.

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