Kenya national rugby union team (sevens)

Kenya national rugby union team (sevens)

Kenya Sevens
Full name Kenya national sevens team
Ground(s) RFUEA Ground
Coach(es) Benjamin Ayimba
Top scorer Collins Injera (1039)
Most tries Collins Injera (203)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 4 (First in 2001)
Best result 3rd place, 2009
Official website
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The Kenya national rugby union sevens team competes in the Sevens World Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the World Series, with a guaranteed place in all ten events each season.

They are also hosts at the annual Safari Sevens which have been held in Nairobi, Kenya every year since 1996.

Kenya have sometimes mistakenly been referred to as Shujaa by the international press; in fact Shujaa are the Kenya sevens 'A' (or second) team. Shujaa is a Swahili word (also used as a boys' name) meaning courage, confidence, bravery, prowess or heroism.

Contents

  • Honours 1
  • Tournament history 2
    • Rugby World Cup Sevens 2.1
  • Current squad 3
  • Notable former players 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Honours

Semi finalists at the 2013 world cup sevens (Russia)

A line-out during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

Tournament history

Rugby World Cup Sevens

World Cup record
Tournament Round Position Played Won Lost Drew
1993 Did not qualify
1997 Did not participate
2001 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 1 6 0
2005 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 3 4 0
2009 Semi-finalists =3rd 5 3 2 0
2013 Semi-finalists 4th 6 4 2 0
Total 0 Titles 4/6 25 11 14 0

Current squad

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:[3]

  • Andrew Amonde (c)
  • Collins Injera (vc)
  • Oscar Ouma
  • Martin Owila
  • Patrice Agunda
  • Felix Ayange
  • Billy Odhiambo
  • Humphrey Kayange
  • Tonny Owuor
  • Michael Wanjala
  • Michael Agevi
  • Dennis Ombachi

Notable former players

See also

References

  1. ^ SOYA Awards – 2007 winners
  2. ^ KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
  3. ^ IRB (16 July 2014). "Commonwealth Games Sevens squads: Latest". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

External links

  • http://kenyapage.net/rugby/sevens/history.html