Australia make light work of Shujaa in Seville 7s opener

Kenya's Jeff Oluoch (left) chases down an Australian opponent

Kenya's Jeff Oluoch (left) chases down an Australian opponent during their opening Pool 'D' match at Seville Sevens at Estadio La Cartuja, Seville, Spain on January 28, 2022.

Photo credit: Pool | Edward Alusa

What you need to know:

  • The unrelenting Aussies went for three more tries with Corey Toole sneaking through for a double before Yool Yool finished it off with a marvelous try
  • Roache converted twice while Longbottom once for the emphatic victory in Pool "D"
  • Kenya Sevens were hoping for a reprieve after a poor run at the previous Malaga Sevens where they finished last

Kenya Sevens had little to offer as Australia blew them away 42-0 in their opening match at Seville Sevens on Friday at Estadio La Cartuja, Seville, Spain.

Henry Hutchison touched down a brace of tries with Maurice Longbottom managing one as Dietrich Roache converted both to lead 21-0 at the break.

The unrelenting Aussies went for three more tries with Corey Toole sneaking through for a double before Yool Yool finished it off with a marvelous try.

Roache converted twice while Longbottom once for the emphatic victory in Pool "D."
In the other pool match, Scotland beat Canada 21-5.

Kenya Sevens were hoping for a reprieve after a poor run at the previous Malaga Sevens where they finished last, winning only one match in the pool stage against France.

Kenya now must up their game against Canada and Scotland at 10.45pm and 4.13pm on Saturday if they hope to qualify for the main Cup quarter-finals.

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