Shujaa Open Dubai Sevens With a 14-21 Win Over Australia


Kenya’s seven-a-side national rugby team, popularly known as the Shujaa, got off to a bad start in the Dubai irb tournament early Friday after losing 14- 21 points to Australia in a Group B match.

Corey Toole netted two tries and Henry Hatchison added one try while Alvin Otieno and Johnstone Olindi scored two tries.

Dietrich Roache combined for three Australian conversions with Anthony Omondi and Johnstone Olindi converting Kenyan conversions.

Kenya under coach Innocent Simiyu will return to the field against the USA at 7.30pm on Friday, noon and conclude the schedule against Canada at 4.45pm.

The Shujaa scored 10 points in the first round of Dubai after finishing in eighth place with just one win.