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Despite dominating Argentina, Shujaa were not able to emerge victorious, falling to a 5-7 defeat in their Sydney Sevens Pool B opener on Friday morning.

After withstanding early Argentine pressure, Shujaa slowly probed their opponents,keeping possession and gaining territory until Gaston Revol followed through on his kick over the Kenyan defense, scoring and converting for a 7-0 lead in mid first half. The scores would remain this way going into the break.

Shujaa still dominated after the restart, Andrew Amonde going over the whitewash but Eden Agero’s conversion attempt bounced off the posts, a two point buffer separating the two sides. Shujaa’s best efforts wielded no positive returns and a last gasp error gifted the gleeful Argentinians the opportunity to find touch and take the two point result.

Up next for Shujaa is a match against France at 7.25am on Saturday morning. The French started their campaign with a 31-12 win over Wales.

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