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Complacency cost a resilient Shujaa team as Kenya 7s registered a narrow 14-12 loss to Australians as Dubai Rugby Sevens got under way this morning.
Benjamin Ayimba’s men got off to a flying start when Anthony Lugonzo spearheaded Kenya 7s to a 7-0 lead in the first half.
Debutant Frank Wanyama scored Kenya 7s second and last try of the match in the second half to put Kenya into a commanding 12-0 lead, in front of the 50,000 capacity stadium, before the Australians fought back with two quick successive tries to condem Kenya 7s poor defensive performance and register a 14-12 win.
Shujaa will play their second group game at 1:58pm against England, before wrapping up their pool D campaign with a match against Wales at 7.20pm.