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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 08: Kenya team during day 2 of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on December 08, 2013 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

World rugby’s 2017/18 sevens series kicked off today in Dubai where 16 countries including our very own shujaa 7s are in action at this year’s tournament.

Collins Injera inspired Kenya Sevens to a 29-15 win over Canada in their Pool A opener of the Dubai Sevens earlier this morning at the Sevens Stadium. Kenya ran in five tries and two conversions against Canada’s three unconverted touchdowns giving them a lead.

 

In the women’s series, Woodman also scored twice in their final pool match of the day against USA as New Zealand notched up seven tries in total to win 45-14.

 

It was a narrow 19-17 win against USA that kicked off France’s Dubai campaign and despite their loss against New Zealand, they managed to close out the day with a 29-5 win over South Africa.

 

USA finished the pool in third place and will now face New Zealand once more in the first Cup quarter-final on day two.

 

Canada topped the pool with a perfect three-from-three record securing a spot in the semi final. Julia Greenshields continued the blistering form she showed in the 2016-17 series, scoring a double against Spain in her side’s opener to help Canada to a 19-0 win.

 

 

 

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