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Shujaa registered a 19 all draw in their first match against Australia at the Paris7s. Australia were first on the scoreboard taking an early 7-0 lead before it was watered down by Shujaa’s double through Charles Omondi and Andrew Amonde with Olindi converting Amonde’s try. At the stroke of half time, L. Anderson swung past the Kenyan defense to land a center post try as J. Coward’s conversion leap frogged Aussie to the 14-12 lead.

Bush Mwale was next on the scoreboard as he maneuvered his way through the Aussie defenders and dashed for the try line, Michael Wanjala added the extras giving Shujaa the 5-point lead. M. Hood leveled the scores to 19 a piece as he went over the whitewash for Australia’s third try, the conversion sailed wide.

An Australian infringement saw them reduced to 6 men and Shujaa awarded a penalty which they opted to go for points but the kick drifted wide for a 19-19 full time score.

South Africa vs Shujaa

Kenya and South Africa compete in a line out on day one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris on 1 June, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

Captain Jacob Ojee and former Captain Andrew Amonde scored Shujaa’s two tries in their match against South Africa as they went down 29-12.

HM Du Plessis and Soyizwapi’s tries sandwiched Jacob Ojee’s try in the first half before Andrew Amonde closed the half as he landed a center post try, Michael Wanjala adding the extras for a 12-10 Shujaa lead at the breather.

In spite of Shujaa’s defensive efforts in the second half, they were unable to stop a very determined South African side who landed three tries.

In his 7oth tournament, Andrew Amonde has been very instrumental in all the breakdowns in the first two matches. Shujaa is currently third in their Pool as they await second placed Wales at 7:36pm.



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