Kenya Sevens have been drawn in a tough pool at Dubai Sevens. | image source: worldrugby.org
Kenya has been drawn in a tough pool for the 2015 Dubai Sevens.
The Dubai Sevens will be the first circuit of the 2015/16 World Rugby Sevens Series and matches will be played at the Sevens Stadium on the weekend of 5th and 6th December.
Kenya will be in pool D where they will come up against England, Australia and Wales.
The three nations finished above Kenya in the 2014/15 World Rugby Sevens Series and therefore Kenya has its work cut out in as far as getting off to a good start is concerned.
England was ranked 4th with 132 points last season while Australia finished in 5th place with 120 points.
Wales finished a place above Kenya in 12th with 55 points. Kenya managed to collect a paltry 46 points last season and will be looking to improve on that tally under Benjamin Ayimba who will be managing the Kenya Sevens at the World Rugby Sevens Series for the first time since 2012.
During his first reign Ayimba guided Kenya to one final (Adelaide 2009).
Kenya will not have enough time to relax after the Dubai Sevens as they will head to Cape Town for the second circuit of the series which will be held on December 12/13.
Kenya’s fixtures at the Dubai Sevens is as follows.
Saturday 5th December | 1136h | Australia vs Kenya
Saturday 5th December | 1458h | England vs Kenya
Saturday 5th December | 1136h | Wales vs Kenya
The other groups are as follows.
Pool A | Fiji, Argentina, Canada, Japan
Pool B | South Africa, Scotland, Samoa, Russia
Pool C | New Zealand, USA, France, Portugal