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Kenya loses to England in World Cup semis

Sunday June 30 2013

Kenya celebrate reaching the cup semi-final at the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow. Photo/IRB

Kenya celebrate reaching the cup semi-final at the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow. Photo/IRB 

By AFP

Kenya lost to England 12-5 in the second semi-final of the IRB World Series Sevens on Sunday as torrential rain played havoc with ball-handling on the pitch in Moscow.

Try-machine Dan Norton crossed for a first-half brace, but Kenya pulled back a five-pointer in a second period dominated, unusually for the abbreviated game, by kicking tactics.

When Willy Ambaka broke down the left wing with the hooter just about to sound, Norton was on hand to bring his man down, the ball was scrambled away and the English were through.

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