New Zealand became the first team in history to win back-to-back World Cup Sevens titles, defeating England 33-12 in the final at AT&T Park.

Having qualified for the semifinals in the last two editions of the Rugby World Cup Sevens, expectations were high for the Kenya National Sevens team to do one better in this year’s competition.

After a dominant 19-7 win over Tonga in their opening match, things went downhill for Shujaa, as they lost 31-26 to Scotland in the Round of 16 matches before suffering a 14-24 defeat to Ireland in the Challenge trophy Quarter Finals.

The Innocent Simiyu side was unable to redeem themselves, losing to Samoa and Japan in the 13th place playoff, a result that saw them finish the tournament at position 16.