Kenya Sevens first string side for this year’s Tusker Safari Sevens, Shujaa, and South Africa’s Blitboks went unbeaten in the second day of the tournament.
Kenya Morans kicked off the action with a 24-10 win over the Uganda Cranes. They would later come close to upsetting the Blitzboks in their second encounter but a 5 meter knock on denied them this opportunity. Trailing 12-17 and as they were edging closer to the try line, Morans lost the ball forward denying themselves a try scoring opportunity. Their last Pool match however secured their slot in their Safari Sevens Cup quarters as they beat Burundi 52-00. Blitboks kicked off their day with a 61-00 win over Burundi in their opening match, they beat Morans 17-12 before surviving a Ugandan scare in their last Pool match where they beat them 19-17. Uganda and Burundi finished third and fourth respectively.
|Pool A Matches|
|Uganda 10 – Morans 24|
|South Africa 61 – Burundi 00|
|Uganda 33 – Burundi 12|
|South Africa 17 – Morans 12|
|Morans 52 – Burundi 00|
|South Africa 19 – Uganda 17|
Red Wailers started their day one on a high beating the defending Champions Samurai 19-5 in the second Pool B match. The first one ended in a 19-all stalemate between Western Province and Narvskaya Zastava. Wailers would suffer a 12-15 loss to Western Province in the second match but an eventual 19-12 win over Narvaskaya Zastava secured their qualification to the Cup quarterfinals. Samurai finished second with two wins; 33-14 over Narvskaya Zastava and 17-12 over Western Province.
|POOL B MATCHES|
|W. Province 19 – N. Zastava 19|
|Samurai 5 – Red Wailers 19|
|W. Province 15 – Red Wailers 12|
|Samurai 33 – N. Zastava 14|
|N. Zastava 12 – Red Wailers 19|
|Samurai 17 – W. Province 12|
Shujaa registered three convincing wins in their Pool C encounters beating Zambia 31-00 in their first match, they would later on hand Russia Academy a 41-00 loss in the second match before wrapping up their day with a 21-7 win over South African based Blue Bulls. The performance earned Shujaa a top of Pool C finish followed by Russia Academy who registered a 24-24 draw against Blue Bulls, a 31-12 win over Zambia.`They however lost 00-41 to Shujaa. Zambia and Blue Bulls finished their day one third and fourth in the Pool as Zambia registered one win and two losses while Blue Bulls registered a draw and two losses.
|POOL C MATCHES|
|Blue Bulls 24 – Russia Academy 24|
|Shujaa 31 – Zambia 0|
|Blue Bulls 17 – Zambia 22|
|Shujaa 41 – Russia Academy 0|
|Russia Academy 31 – Zambia 12|
|Shujaa 21 – Blue Bulls 7|
French Side Seventise Rugby and the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit champions KCB stormed into the Cup quarters following a great day one performance.
Seventise won all their matches against Zimbabwe, Spain and KCB while the Bankers kicked off their day one with a 24-7 win over Spain, followed by a 19-12 win over Zimbabwe before falling 35-12 to Seventise. Spain registered a win over Zimbabwe in the last match of day one beating them 29-00.
|POOL D MATCHES|
|Zimbabwe 00 – Seventise 24|
|Spain 7 – KCB 24|
|Zimbabwe 12 – KCB 19|
|Spain 0 – Seventise 14|
|Seventise 35 – KCB 12|
|Spain 29 – Zimbabwe 0|
The #TuskerSafari7s Day Two Pairings
9:00 – Uganda vs Zimbabwe
9:20 – Zambia vs Zastava
9:40 – Spain vs Burundi
10:00 – W. Province vs Blue Bulls
10:20 – South Africa vs KCB
10:40 – Shujaa vs Samurai
11:00 – Seventise vs Morans
11:20 – R. Wailers vs Russia Academy pic.twitter.com/PRMhX6kL30
— Kenya Rugby (@OfficialKRU) October 19, 2019