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Injera bags brace as Kenya 7s down Russia in Vegas
By Eric Njiru | Sat 03 Mar, 2018 06:11

The Kenya Sevens bounced back to winning ways at the Las Vegas 7s beating Russia 19-12 in the early hours of Saturday.

Kenya had lost 19-14 to France in the opening match but tries from Jeff Oluoch and Collins Injera sealed the win over the Russians.

On Saturday evening at 11.36pm Kenya will take on Hamilton 7s champions Fiji in the last pool match. The Fijians scored 71 points on day one at Vegas 7s.

After two matches, Fiji lead pool A with six points with Kenya coming second with four but France also have four at third place. Russia close with two points.

Against Russia, Jeff Oluoch opened Kenya's account but there was a stoppage in play as Samuel Oliech received treatment on the field.

Oliech left the field on a stretcher and receiving a warm applause from the crowd, and players from both sides. 

As play resumed Collins Injera saw a space with his name on it and flew over for his 247th try on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, only England's Dan Norton has scored more. 

Ivan Ovchinnikov got Russia off the mark in a great team try as they were forced to go through phase after phase.

They kept the ball alive with great purpose and Roman Khodin final's pop wide sealed the deal.

Russia popped their second scored on the board as German Davydov backed himself off the penalty, he took the quick tap and used his strength to score.

Kenya was pounding away at the line and they wouldn’t find a way through. That's until Collins Injera used all of his experience to spot that Russia had been overstretched and don't have numbers around the ruck. He zipped in, picked the ball up and went over. 

1 Sco 19-21 Arg
2 NZ 29-7 Uru
3 Ken 14-19 Fra
4 Fiji 38-0 Rus
5 Sam 12-26 USA
6 Aus 24-0 Spa
7 Eng 40-12 Can
8 SA 26 -21 Wal
9 Sco 40-14 Uru
10 NZ 19-26 Arg
11 Ken 19-12 Rus
12 Fiji 33-12 Fra
13 Sam 29-14 Spa
14 Aus 7-28 USA
15 Eng 33-12 Wal
16 SA 19-11 Can

Saturday evening
10.30pm Argentina vs Uruguay 
10.52pm New Zealand vs Scotland 
11.14pm France vs Russia 
11.36pm Fiji vs Kenya 
00.04am USA vs Spain 
00.26am Australia vs Samoa 
00.48am Canada vs Wales 
01.10am South Africa vs England

02.48am Challenge trophy quarters

04.26am Cup Quarterfinals


10pm 13th place semis 
10.44pm Challenge trophy semis 
11.28pm 5th Place semis 

00.12am Cup semis

00.56am 13th place final 
02.10am Challenge trophy final 
02.35am 5th place final 
03.00am Bronze final 
03.30am Cup final  

Eric Njiru
Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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