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Kenya 7s ready

Waisale Koroiwasa
Thursday, March 01, 2018

ONE of Fiji opponents at the USA 7s in Las Vegas, Kenya is under pressure to post good results in the next leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which include the Canada 7s in Vancouver, captain Oscar Ouma says.

The reported the team have set its target of reaching 100 points and the next two rounds will give credence of the countries trajectory this season.

The Fiji Airways-sponsored side will face Kenya in its last pool game at 8.36am on Sunday.

"Our focus is on winning," said Ouma in the report.

"The pressure is mounting and we must learn to deal with it. Our aim is to put up good show and be competitive against the big boys.

Kenyans expect us to perform well, be consistent and that is what we need to nail down. We must record positive results."

Kenya is boosted with the return top try scorer Collins Injera and Billy Odhiambo.

Injera and Odhiambo missed the New Zealand 7s in Hamilton and the Australia event in Sydney.

Injera sits second on the series all time try scorers list.

Series leader South Africa will miss Kwagga Smith and Seabelo Senatla who have chosen Super Rugby over the 7s Series as well as Sikhumbuzo Notshe and hardworking forward Tim Agaba.

Utility backline player Justin Geduld and Rosko Specman were ruled out because of injury. reported Australia captain Lewis Holland will make his return to coach Andy Friend's squad for this weekend. He led the side to their first world series title in five years in Sydney.

Also Jesse Parahi makes a comeback alongside Jeral Skelton, who will earn his second world series cap.

Meanwhile, reported Kurt Baker, Teddy Stanaway, Luke Masirewa and Tone Ng Shiu have been dropped from the New Zealand Sevens side for the next leg.

Fijian duo Vilimoni Koroi and Joe Ravouvou retained their spot in the team.

Fiji will face Russia in their first pool match at 12.06pm on Saturday and France at 3.07pm. The cup quarter-final will start at 1.26pm on Sunday with semis scheduled to be held at 9.12am on Monday. The cup final will kick off at 12.30pm Monday.

The USA 7s tournament will be held on March 2-4 while the Canada event will run from March 10-11.

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