Seven things about Kenya 7s - 7 months ago, 20 July 02:40

By: Charles Nyende

1. The inaugural World Rugby Sevens Series (then called IRB World Sevens Series) was held in 1999-2000 and Kenya featured in two legs – Dubai and Durban, as an invited team. The side lost all their matches. Their very first match was against France who crushed them 49-5.

2. The current national coach Innocent Simiyu featured for the team in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens as a player. Kenya went on to reach the semi-final where they were eliminated by Argentina. Two other people have featured for Kenya Sevens as players before returning to coach the team. They are Benjamin Ayimba and Felix Ochieng.

3. Kenya appeared in their first Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2001 in Mar de Plate, Argentina. The team qualified after beating Zimbabwe in a tense African qualifier final held at RFUEA grounds in Nairobi in 2000. They will be making their fifth consecutive appearance at the ...
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