Tokyo 2020: Kenya 7s lose to USA
By Eric Njiru | Mon 26 Jul, 2021 05:43

Jeff Oluoch and Collins Injera scored two tries as Kenya 7s went down 19-14 to USA Rugby in their opening game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday, July 27, 2021, in Japan.

Carlin Isles earned first points for the USA down the right-wing with the Mike Friday coached side doing well to leverage penalties and earn possession back for a line out on Kenya's 22. Martin Iosefu got USA's second but Kenya was able to break through Collins Injera on the left wing with Eden Agero adding the extras for 12-7 at the interval. 

Kenya was back at it in the second half with Jeff Oluoch collecting a seven and thought they had more points on the board through Ambaka but Leuta was there to break it up for a 5-meter scrum.

Strong defence plus Carlin Isles-Maddison Hughes combination for a break free landed the USA a third try for the day to win the game. 

Kenya's next game is at 1 pm against South Africa as the USA take on Ireland. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics 7s
Fiji 24 Japan 19
Great Britain 24 Canada 0
New Zealand 50 Korea 5
Australia 19 Argentina 29
South Africa 33 Ireland 14
USA 19 Kenya 14

10:30am Great Britain v Japan 34-0
11am: Fiji vs Canada 28-14
11:30am: New Zealand v Argentina 35-14
12pm: Australia v Korea 42-5
12:30pm: USA v Ireland 19-17
1pm: South Africa v Kenya 14-5

Kenya Cup   Kenya 7s   Tokyo 7s  
Eric Njiru
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