Silverbacks falter as Kenya Shujaa win Safaricom 7s

RWANDA’S national rugby team Silverbacks returned home last evening a disappointed side after recording their worst ever performance in the annual Safaricom 7s tournament which concluded on Sunday in Nairobi.

Jug Cup Semi-final

Uganda                35-5       Rwanda 

Jug Final

Uganda                33-0       Kenya Home Boyz 

Bowl Cup

Grenoble             12-7       Belgium 

Plate Final

Samurai                34-14     Western Bulls 

Main Cup: Final

Kenya Shujaa     40-7       Australia 

RWANDA’S national rugby team Silverbacks returned home last evening a disappointed side after recording their worst ever performance in the annual Safaricom 7s tournament which concluded on Sunday in Nairobi.

The team registered its worst performance ever since making their debut in the tournament four years ago. Silverbacks lost all their preliminary games; 31-0 to South Africa’s Western Province, 62-0 to Kenya Shujaa and 24-12 against Kenyan side Mwamba.

This threw them in the Jug trophy semi-final contest but they still lost to Uganda 35-5. Uganda went on to win the Jug final after defeating Kenya Home Boyz 33-0.

Kenya Shujaa, who thumped Silverbacks 62-0 in Pool E, lived up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites by lifting the 2013 Safaricom Sevens main competition.

In the Main Cup final, Shujaa won by a commanding 40-7 victory over Australia Renegades.

Earlier on, Kenya’s second side, Morans, defeated impressive Western Province 12-10 to clinch the third place with invitations side CBA Samurai winning the Plate with a 34-14 victory over Kakamega’s Western Bulls.

 

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