Kenya lose to England, Australia in Glasgow Sevens
Posted Saturday, May 5 2012 at 19:35
Kenya started its campaign at the Glasgow leg of the International Rugby Board Sevens on a wrong footing, going down 40-7 to group A rivals England in the first match.
Mitch Ochola’s charges, however held their nerves to narrowly lose their second match against Australia 28-26.
Against Australia, Felix Ayange made the first try for Kenya in the first-half but missed the conversion. Felix Ayange made the second try for Kenya in the second half and Lavin Asego converted.
Horace Otieno made the third try as Asego converted. Willy Ambaka made the fourth try for Kenya as Asego converted.
Meanwhile, Harlequins secured first place in English rugby’s Premiership with a 24-10 win over Sale that guarantees them a home semi-final in the play-offs.
Quins will be joined in the play-offs by Leicester, Saracens and Northampton, who all scored convincing wins in the season’s final round of action before the knockout rounds get under way.
Harlequins victory came after England internationals Danny Care and Mike Brown dotted down for tries in the first-half to help the London club establish a 15-3 first-half lead at Edgeley Park.
Two second-half penalties from Nick Evans stretched Harlequins lead to 21-3 before Will Addison gave Sale a fleeting hope of a fightback with a converted try which took the score to 21-10.
But a further Harlequins penalty took the score to 24-10 as the visitors wrapped up a clinical victory.
In other matches played on Saturday, nine-time champions Leicester fired a warning to their rivals after recording a 28-3 win over Bath at Welford Road which secured second place in the table.