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A strong rally was not enough to save Kenya from a 22-17 loss to Argentina in their second Pool B fixture at the Dubai 7s on Friday 26 November 2021.

Shujaa’s early prodding counted for nothing and they were made to pay, Luciano Gonzalez breaking clear on the counter to score an unconverted try for a 5-0 Argentina lead.

Gonzalez landed his brace, played in by Santiago Alvarez who split open the Kenyan defense. Santiago Vera Feld converted for a 12-0 lead with two of the opening seven to play.

Alvin Otieno grasped Herman Humwa’s one handed pass, pinned his head back to sprint 30 meters for Kenya’s response a minute to half time.

Levy Amunga got a second try for Shujaa, his deft footwork opening up the Argentine defense. He scored and converted to tie up the scores at the break.

Jeff Oluoch gave Shujaa the lead after the restart, racing clear after receiving Humwa’s offload to touch down for a 17-12 lead.

German Schulz grounded in the left corner to draw Argentina level with a minute to play.

Shujaa played the final moments of this tie with six men after Otieno was yellow carded, Alvarez scoring at the death to hand Argentina the result.

Kenya will play Spain at 4.02pm

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