I wish I’d seen this game- looks like a cracker. How long is it before we see Kenya take one of these titles? Not long, I reckon.
The determined English never gave up and stopped Kenya winning their first world series sevens rugby title by bagging the game 24-19 in extra time in Wellington. England added to their 2009 Wellington crown.
It’s a real turnaround for England, who haven’t reached the QF stages of any of the first three legs of the world series.
Kenya were reduced to five players after Ouma and Andrew Amonde were both sinbinned.
Consolation for the African team is that they have moved to second in the world series behind New Zealand, who beat Samoa 17-7 in the playoff for third.
New Zealand stretched their lead atop the standings.
NZ have 77 points, followed by Kenya on 56, Samoa 54 and 3 teams on 51 – Fiji, France and South Africa.
The next leg is in Las Vegas next weekend. The world’s best sevens players will compete under the lights in Las Vegas on Friday, February 8, 2013.