Rugby World Cup: Oyoo, Injera guide Kenya past Tonga

Rugby World Cup: Oyoo, Injera guide Kenya past Tonga

Kenya cruise past Tonga to qualify for the Rugby World Cup Round of 16 in USA

File Photo courtesy of World Rugby

The Kenya Rugby sevens team on Friday night shone their way to the round of 16 at the 2018, World Cup with a 19 -7 win over Tonga in the preliminary Round of 16 at the AT & T Park, San Francisco, USA.

Coming to the match as favourites, Kenya found themselves trailing in the opening  six minutes after Tonga’s Sosaia Tokai sneaked through the centre to touch down under the post. Samiu Muna converted for a 7-0 lead.

Nelson Oyoo in his characteristic pace powered the Kenyan side back into the match racing down the wing to dot it on the far right. The conversion was missed as Tonga led 7-5 at the break

Kenya were tactical in the second half  piling their Weight in the other half  and this paid as Oyoo once again  paced away for his second try right under the post. This time Sammy Oliech’s conversion was accurate to pull Kenya to a 12-7 lead.

Injera sealed the day for Shujaa with an Eden Agero conversion as Shujaas sailed through to the round of 16 with a 19-7 win.

Kenya will face Scotland in the round of 16 on Sunday. 


Day 1 Results

Kenya 19-7 Tonga

Canada 29-21 Papua New Guinea

France 50-0 Jamaica

Wales 33-12 Zimbabwe

Samoa 45-07 Uganda

Russia 21-07 Hong Kong

Japan 33-07 Uruguay

Ireland 17-12 Chile

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