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A gritty 19-19 draw against the USA saw Shujaa finish top of Pool D at the Hamilton Sevens,advancing to the cup quarterfinal alongside second placed Samoa who held out for a 22-14 win over Canada.

Shujaa raced into a 19-0 lead through long range tries from Nelson Oyoo, Willy Ambaka and Jeff Oluoch with Sammy Oliech adding two conversions before Perry Baker’s converted effort gave USA a lifeline heading into the break,the scores 19-7.

Two second half tries from Carlin Isles,one of which was converted, drew the USA level but Innocent Simiyu’s charges doggedly held out for the result.

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