Kenya Sevens settle 12th as Series declared over

Kenya Sevens players and officials celebrate with the trophy after beating Uganda 31-0 in the final of the Africa qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Bosman Stadium, Johannesburg on November 9, 2019.

Photo credit: Rugby Afrique

What you need to know:

  • World Rugby have also declared New Zealand, who won the three legs in Cape Town, Hamilton and Vancouver, as the season’s champions after cancelling the remaining legs in  London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong
  • A statement from World Rugby indicated that the decision follows detailed and constructive dialogue with the host and participating unions
  • World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont noted that while it is very disappointing for players, fans, organisers and everyone involved to have to cancel these events due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of the rugby community and wider society remains the number one priority

Kenya Sevens has now settled 12th in the 2019/20 World Sevens Series after World Rugby (WR) declared the season over on Tuesday.


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