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NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Kenya Sevens skipper Andrew Amonde is actually confident the side will have an enhanced performance during the Sidney leg of the entire world Rugby Sevens series that will weekend despite being placed in a tough group.
The team which picked eight points through Wellington last weekend after winning the Challenge Trophy have been pooled with Wellington champions South Africa, England along with Japan, yet Amonde believes they can do just enough to make the idea to the Main Cup quarters.
“the idea is actually a very tough pool because all those teams there are strong. However, I am very confident we have what the idea takes to win all matches along with make the idea to the Cup quarters,” Amonde told Capital Sport through Sidney.
In Wellington, Kenya only won one match inside the group, a 47-5 mauling of minnows Papua fresh Guinea. They lost 31-12 against England, a side they meet again in Sidney along with 17-12 against Argentina.
The skipper though is actually confident they have picked up lessons through their mistakes along with will do better in Australia.
“We didn’t start well on day one in Wellington along with that will is actually what cost us. We had so many mistakes along with didn’t get the smooth flow of our game plan. We however managed to correct a bit on day two along with had a better performance.”
“We have looked at what things we did wrong along with inside the past week we have worked to correct them. As a team I believe we are capable of raising the standards along with do better,” the captain affirmed.
Enroute to winning the Challenge Trophy last weekend, Kenya won all its game on day two beating Russia 24-5 inside the quarters, USA 19-12 inside the semis along with Australia 19-17 inside the final.
The team remained stagnated at 10th place with 25 points yet an enhanced performance in Sidney can take them as high as 6th on the log.
Last year, Kenya reached the plate final after losing 28-12 to Fiji inside the Main Cup quarters. They failed to pick the silverware after losing 24-0 to Argentina.
They had finished second inside the pools, their only loss inside the group being a 26-19 result against South Africa.
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