Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Kenya: Sevens Rugby Aces Hope to Draw Inspiration From Junior Athletes

Kenya: Sevens Rugby Aces Hope to Draw Inspiration From Junior Athletes

Fiji, who last won the Sevens World Cup in 2005, open their tournament on Friday local time against the victor of a qualifying match between Japan and Uruguay.

However, Ruto promised the team prior to leaving for USA that such embarrassing scenarios would not see the light of the day ever again.

Head coach Innocent Simiyu has opted to wrap his team on the steel of experience and called up four players from the team that competed at the 2014 World Cup in Moscow. "Both are capable of beating a regular on the series if that team is not 100% on song".

"I told the boys, "Just look on the sideline" and the boys saw and I said "this is a great motivation for us, play like this is the last game of your life".

Twenty four men's and 16 women's teams will square it out in a new tournament format that will see the victor have to beat every team they face in order to be crowned winners.

South Africa has been seeded top owing to their good run in the World Series.

The opening match against Ireland or Chile must set the momentum for the remainder of the weekend, Snyman said.

It will also be the first World Cup Staples has watched, admitting she was engulfed in the world of netball in 2013.

"We must bring our "A" game from the first match to the last".

"We need to start well and then build our performances from that".

Germany-based speedster Tafadzwa Chitokwindo is the only survivor from the side that represented the country at the last edition of the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Russian Federation. The form book and ranking at the Rugby World Cup Women's Sevens tournament suggest the Springbok Women's Sevens team will find it tough to beat Russian Federation when the two countries meet in an early game at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday.

TUKO.co.ke previously reported how the players played with Brand Kenya's "Make It Kenya" message in front of their kits hidden when they stunned Fiji 22-19 at the Paris Sevens. "The guys have really trained hard and we believe we have selected the best team that can represent the country", the Shujaa coach said.

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