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