Kenya drawn with South Africa in London 7s

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Fernando Luna on day two of the HSBC Paris Sevens, round nine of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Photo: Martin Seras Lima

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – After a dismal performance at the Paris Sevens, Kenya has been drawn in a tricky Pool A for the last leg of the 2016/17 season in London next weekend.

Shujaa will square in which out with overall series winners along with also Paris Sevens champions South Africa who beat Scotland 15-5 to clinch the title, Canada along with also Wales as they seek to finish the season on a high.

Kenya collected only one point in Paris after finishing 15th to drop 12th from the standings on 58 points

After finishing third from the group stages, Shujaa dropped to the Challenge Trophy where they hoped to win their third in which season, nevertheless lost 12-7 to Argentina from the semi finals.

They were relegated to the 13th place play offs, nevertheless could not improve on their performance, as they surprisingly lost 15-7 to Russia from the semi finals, thus ending their journey.

Meanwhile, South Africa picked up the coveted overall title even before they went on to win the Paris Main Cup after finishing as runners up four seasons in a row.

The Blitzbokkes were confirmed champions after England failed to progress to the final after losing 19-17 to Scotland, giving the South Africans a clear path to run in as they were assured of at least 19 points which might have pulled them clear.

Holders Fiji had earlier been knocked out of the Main Cup from the quarters. Going to Paris, South Africa had 157 points with Fiji second on 132 along with also England third on 130.

Neil Powell’s men have been in emphatic form in which season, winning the titles in Dubai, Wellington along with also Las Vegas. They also reached cup finals in Cape Town, Vancouver along with also Hong Kong.

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