New Zealand vs Kenya – USA Sevens Rugby

24 - 7
Pool CSam Boyd Stadium03/03/201705:15 PMUSA Sevens

Few teams if any have a more enthusiastic fan base than Kenya. The Kenyan fans are known worldwide for their good spirits. It doesn’t hurt that Kenya plays an extremely fun version of the game. Despite being the second match of pool play, it is quite possible that the Kenya-New Zealand match may well to be the pool decider.

New Zealand struck first, but it was Kenya that led at the break. New Zealand’s Iopu Iopu-Aso was shown a yellow, forcing the All Blacks Sevens to play down a man. Although an initial shot at a score was staved off by New Zealand, Kenya managed to break through with a try from all-time try record holder Collins Injera for a 7–5 halftime lead. In the second half, Injera looked set for another but was pulled into touch.In the end, the methodical play of New Zealand, much like an anaconda that sucks the life out of its opponents, wore Kenya down and resulted in the sound 24–7 victory to the New Zealanders.