Kenya national rugby sevens team

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This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Kenya women's national rugby sevens team.
Kenya
Union Kenya Rugby Union
Emblem(s) The African lion
Ground(s) RFUEA Ground
Coach(es) Innocent Simiyu
Captain(s) Andrew Amonde
Most caps Humphrey Kayange (67)
Top scorer Collins Injera (1211)[1]
Most tries Collins Injera (235)[1]
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 4 (First in 2001)
Best result 3rd 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 2015–16 World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens.[2]

Honors[edit]

A line-out during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Kenya

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympics Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Placement round 11th 5 1 4 0
Total 0 Titles 1/1 5 1 4 0

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Tournament Round Position Played Won Lost Drew
Scotland 1993 Did not qualify
Hong Kong 1997 Did not participate
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

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
Total 0 Titles 5/5 26 11 15 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
Total 2 Titles 4/4 23 20 3 0

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Kenya roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[5] view · talk

Head coach: Benjamin Ayimba

0#0 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)03 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)07 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)01 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

Previous Squads[edit]

2015–16 Sevens Series[6]

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. ^ a b "Sevens Stats: Kenya". Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kenya Sevens make history". Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ SOYA Awards – 2007 winners!
  4. ^ KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
  5. ^ "Kenya 7s – Olympic Games Men's Sevens". World Rugby. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kenya Squad". Retrieved May 25, 2016. 

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