Kenya women's national rugby sevens team

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Kenya
Union Kenya Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Lionesses
Ground(s) RFUEA Ground
Coach(es) Kevin Wambua
Captain(s) Philadelphia Olando
Team kit

Kenya women's national rugby union sevens team is Kenya's representative in Rugby sevens. They play in several tournaments including the African Women's Sevens Championship, Dubai Invitational Sevens and the Hong Kong Women's Sevens.

Kenya's captain Aberdeen Shikoyi died on 29 May 2012 after an injury she sustained in a match against Uganda.

Kenya qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning the 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens.[1][2][3]

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Kenya

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic 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

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Australia 2018 Placement round 6th 5 3 2 0
Total 0 Titles 1/1 5 3 2 0

Rugby Africa Women's Sevens[edit]

Rugby Africa Women's Sevens record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Uganda 2008 Semi Final 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 2 0
Morocco 2012 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Tunisia 2013 Semi Final 4 4 1 3 0
Kenya 2014 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 3 2 0
South Africa 2015 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Zimbabwe 2016 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Tunisia 2017 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Botswana 2018 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 0
Total 1 Titles 8/8 41 30 11 0

2017 Rugby Africa Women's Sevens[edit]

Pool Stage

  • Kenya 27-5 Madagascar
  • Kenya 38-0 Senegal
  • Kenya 47-0 Zimbabwe

Quarter Finals

  • Kenya 47-0 Morocco

Semi Finals

  • Kenya 26-7 Tunisia

Final

  • Kenya 12-17 South Africa

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad to the 2018 Commonwealth Games[4]

Previous squads[edit]

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

Head coach: Michael Mulima

Backs Forwards
4 Rachael Adhiambo Mbogo 1 Stacy Awour Otieno
5 Linet Arasa 2 Janet Awuor Awino
7 Doreen Remour Nziwa 3 Sheila Kavugwe Chajira
8 Janet Musindalo Okelo 6 Camilyne Oyuayo
9 Irene Awino Otieno 12 Philadelphia Olando
10 Catherine Awino Abilla (c)
11 Celestine Navalayo Masinde

References[edit]

  1. ^ worldrugby.org. "Kenya women secure Rio 2016 Olympic Games Rugby Sevens place". Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Kenya's Lionesses roar into Rio 2016 rugby tournament after South Africa decline slot". Rio 2016. 15 December 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  3. ^ Njuguna, William (17 December 2015). "Kenya: Women's Rugby Team Qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics". allafrica.com. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Kenya Squad". Retrieved April 29, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Kenya 7s – Olympic Games Women's Sevens". World Rugby. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 

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