Kenya national rugby sevens team

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Kenya
UnionKenya Rugby Union
Emblem(s)The African lion
Coach(es)Innocent Simiyu
Captain(s)Oscar Ouma
Most capsCollins Injera (79)
Top scorerCollins Injera (1393)[1]
Most triesCollins Injera (271)[2]
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances4 (First in 2001)
Best result3rd place (2009)
Official website
www.kru.co.ke

The Kenya national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the World Series, with a guaranteed place in all ten events each season. Kenya recorded its first tournament win in the World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens.[3]

Honors[edit]

A line-out during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympic Games[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Tournament Round Position Played Won Lost Drew
Scotland 1993 Did not qualify
Hong Kong 1997
Argentina 2001 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 1 6 0
Hong Kong 2005 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 3 4 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Semi-finalists =3rd 5 3 2 0
Russia 2013 Semi-finalists 4th 6 4 2 0
United States 2018 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 4/6 25 11 14 0

World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

World Series record
Year Round Position
1999–00 Twentieth Place 20th
2000–01 Twenty third Place 23rd
2001–02 Twenty third Place 23rd
2002–03 Tenth Place 10th
2003–04 Eleventh Place 11th
2004–05 Tenth Place 10th
2005–06 Ninth Place 9th
2006–07 Eleventh Place 11th
2007–08 Seventh Place 7th
2008–09 Sixth Place 6th
2009–10 Eighth Place 8th
2010–11 Ninth Place 9th
2011–12 Twelfth Place 12th
2012–13 Fifth Place 5th
2013–14 Seventh Place 7th
2014–15 Thirteenth Place 13th
2015–16 Seventh Place 7th
2016–17 Twelfth Place 12th
2017–18 Eighth Place 8th
Total 0 Titles 19/19

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Commonwealth record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Malaysia 1998 Bowl Quarterfinals 13th 5 0 5 0
England 2002 Bowl Semifinals 11th 5 2 3 0
Australia 2006 Bowl Champions 9th 6 4 2 0
India 2010 Plate Semifinals 7th 5 3 2 0
Scotland 2014 Plate Semifinals 7th 5 2 3 0
Australia 2018 Placement round 8th 5 2 3 0
Total 0 Titles 6/6 31 13 18 0

Africa Cup Sevens[edit]

Africa Cup Sevens record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Kenya 2013 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
Zimbabwe 2014 Finals 2nd 7 5 2 0
South Africa 2015 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0
Kenya 2016 Third place 3rd 4 3 1 0
Uganda 2017 Did Not Compete
Total 2 Titles 4/5 23 20 3 0

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017–18 Sevens Series[6]

Player Club Team
Collins Injera Mwamba
Oscar Ouma Nakuru
Oscar Ayodi (c) Homeboyz
Billy Odhiambo Mwamba
William Ambaka Quins
Andrew Amonde KCB
Dennis Ombachi Nondescripts
Samuel Oliech Impala Saracens
Augustine Lugonzo Homeboyz
Nelson Oyoo Nakuru
Eden Agero Quins
Jeffery Oluoch Homeboyz
Daniel Sikuta Kabras
Brian Tanga Kabras
Arthur Owira KCB
Frank Wanyama Quins
Eric Ombasa Oilers
Samuel Ngethe Oilers
Ian Minjire Impala Saracens

2016 Summer Olympics roster[edit]

The following is the Kenya roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics - age represents each players age when the Olympics took place.[7]

Head coach: Benjamin Ayimba

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Events Points Union
1 BK Oscar Ayodi (1989-09-21)21 September 1989 (aged 26) 26 180 Kenya Homeboyz
2 FW Bush Mwale (1993-11-14)14 November 1993 (aged 22) 13 75 Kenya Homeboyz
3 FW Oscar Ouma Achieng (1989-05-03)3 May 1989 (aged 27) 32 320 Kenya Nakuru
4 BK Lugonzo Ligamy (1992-07-29)29 July 1992 (aged 24) 10 51 Kenya Homeboyz
5 BK Billy Odhiambo (1993-11-07)7 November 1993 (aged 22) 27 250 Kenya Strathmore University
6 FW Humphrey Kayange (1982-07-20)20 July 1982 (aged 34) 67 799 Kenya Mwamba
7 BK Biko Adema (1987-09-01)1 September 1987 (aged 28) 53 702 Kenya Nondescripts
8 FW Andrew Amonde (c) (1983-12-25)25 December 1983 (aged 32) 48 170 Kenya Kenya Commercial Bank
9 FW Dennis Ombachi (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 24) 22 130 Kenya Mwamba
10 BK Samuel Oliech (1993-12-15)15 December 1993 (aged 22) 6 99 Kenya Impala Saracens
11 BK Collins Injera (1986-10-18)18 October 1986 (aged 29) 66 1,211 Kenya Mwamba
12 FW Willy Ambaka (1990-05-14)14 May 1990 (aged 26) 29 325 Kenya Kenya Harlequin

Notable former players[edit]

Nickname[edit]

Kenya have sometimes mistakenly been referred to as Shujaa by the international press;[citation needed] in fact Shujaa are the Kenya sevens 'A' (or second) team. Shujaa is a Swahili word (also used as a boys' name) meaning courage, confidence, bravery, prowess or heroism.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Points: Kenya". Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Try Stats: Kenya". Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kenya Sevens make history". Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  4. ^ SOYA Awards – 2007 winners!
  5. ^ KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
  6. ^ "Kenya Squad". Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Kenya 7s – Olympic Games Men's Sevens". World Rugby. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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