Shujaa settle eighth at Dubai 7s

Robin Pluempe

Shujaa's Alvin Otieno (centre) beats Germany's Robin Pluempe (left) during their Safari Sevens final match at Nyayo National Stadium on October 31, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Shujaa entered their eighth meeting with Ireland boasting of thumping them 22-0 to finish Tokyo Olympic Games in ninth place and 38-5 during the 2021 Series in Vancouver, Canada
  • Things went from bad to worse after Shujaa conceded two more tries from Aaron O’Sullivan and Kennedy to go into halftime trailing 19-0 after Roche converted his second try
  • Herman Humwa gave Shujaa some hope after reducing the gap with an under the posts try converted by Anthony Omondi in the 11th minute

Shujaa suffered its worst defeat at the hands of Ireland in rugby sevens after losing 29-7 to finish eighth at the opening leg of the 2021/22 World Sevens Series in Dubai on Saturday.

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