Kenya Sevens suffered two yellow cards in the first half to ruin a great final as Fiji won a record fourth straight Hong Kong sevens crown on Sunday with a crunching 24-12 victory over Kenya.They dedicated the win to those hit by a cyclone which struck this month.
Cyclone Josie claimed a reported four lives and left thousands of dwellings flooded when it hit the island nation at high tide in early April.
Collins Injera and Willy Ambaka were sin-binned for infringement. They had previously led Kenya to the semi-final against New Zealand.
Fiji led 17-0 at the break in the final that was a repeat of the Canada Sevens final where the islanders also won 29-7
Billy Odhiambo tried to shine bright for team Kenya by scoring but Valemo Ravouvou’s try dimmed their shine.
Skipper Oscar Ouma showed Kenya’s power with his final surge to the line after he tapped the ball from a penalty top score his 77th try but it was way to late to save Shujaa.
Kenya once again got 19 points from their exploits to scale one place to seventh with 83 points,dislodging England who dropped to eighth with 71 points, after they got 1 point for finishing last in Hong Kong.
Kenya, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Fiji now shift their focus on the ongoing Common Wealth Games, where the rugby sevens competition will be played from 13 to 15 at the Robina Stadium, in Gold Coast Australia.
Kenya Sevens will meet New Zealand, Canada and Zambia in pool “C”.
The teams will then move on to Singapore for the Singapore Sevens , the eight leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series due April 28 and 29 at the National Stadium.