Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Kenya suffers fifth place semifinal exit in the hands of Fiji

Kenya suffers fifth place semifinal exit in the hands of Fiji

"We knew within our minds if we work together we can achieve greatness", Holland said.

"There's a commercial push, not just a moral desire to get the women out there, a commercial belief that it's good for business".

"With time, they are capable of scaling the heights but they must be clinical.Making decisions was a bit tough because clearly there was no bench power to finish off the game and missing easy kicks; those are things that can be worked on and heading to Hamilton", the composed Ayimba said.

An Upbeat Shujaa sevens has come up to make a memorable day two at the Sydney sevens with two wins, recovering from a 7-5 loss to Argentina to progress to the quarter finals. "[Sunday], coming into quarter-finals, that'll hurt you", Friend said.

"We will be looking to maximise this opportunity to trial different styles of play and combinations", he added.

"There is a lot of character in this side". Blitzboks continued to press as well as denying Kenya an opportunity to get back and record better performance against them.

Killingworth was a late withdrawal after a hamstring injury in the win against Canada but is hopeful of being fit for Sunday's finals.

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The last meeting between Australia and New Zealand was a 38-14 win to the Kiwis in Cape Town in December. Alicia Quirk eventually closed out the game, snatching an intercept to run 50 metres to make the final score 31-nil. "We only conceded two tries all day‚ but then five in the final‚" he said.

Defensive pressure was a key to Australia's semifinal win on Saturday.

"I don't think about it, but I love for women's sporting athletes to be household names and for them to be rugby players would be pretty cool".

New Zealand beat Canada by four tries to nil. They have a Cup this season so they're no dangers to the quarter-finals so they'll be ready to rip.

Australia launched into their semi-final clash with Evania Pelite earning a split brow after her aggressive defence put Russian Federation on the back foot.

Earlier in the day in the first quarter-final of the day the USA dominated possession to shut out Pool A winners and Olympic champins Fiji, while South Africa had too much physicality and class for Kenya.

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