World rugby’s 2017/18 sevens series kicked off today in Dubai where 16 countries including our very own shujaa 7s are in action at this year’s tournament.
Collins Injera inspired Kenya Sevens to a 29-15 win over Canada in their Pool A opener of the Dubai Sevens earlier this morning at the Sevens Stadium. Kenya ran in five tries and two conversions against Canada’s three unconverted touchdowns giving them a lead.
In the women’s series, Woodman also scored twice in their final pool match of the day against USA as New Zealand notched up seven tries in total to win 45-14.
It was a narrow 19-17 win against USA that kicked off France’s Dubai campaign and despite their loss against New Zealand, they managed to close out the day with a 29-5 win over South Africa.
USA finished the pool in third place and will now face New Zealand once more in the first Cup quarter-final on day two.
Canada topped the pool with a perfect three-from-three record securing a spot in the semi final. Julia Greenshields continued the blistering form she showed in the 2016-17 series, scoring a double against Spain in her side’s opener to help Canada to a 19-0 win.