Kenya Lionesses win Bowl in World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifiers
Source : Worldrugby.org
Kenya is among the twelve teams who have been competing in Ireland for two places on the 2015-16 Women’s Sevens Series
The Bowl final looked to be heading for extra-time until a length of the field try from Linet Arasa secured a 5-0 win for Kenya over Colombia. The Kenyans had a lineout deep in their own half but managed the spread the ball along the line in front of their posts out to Arasa and, once she had rounded her marker, she pinned her ears back and raced the length of the pitch to score the winning try, much to the delight of the Kenya fans. The players were equally elated and didn’t want to leave the pitch after the presentation, happy to keep dancing for their fans in the crowd.
Two tries apiece for Janet Okello and Janet Owino saw Kenya book their place in the Bowl final with a comprehensive 31-0 victory over Mexico. The battle to face them in that final was a much closer affair, Colombia claiming the first try on the stroke of half-time after being camped in Samoa’s half for much of the match. Samoa hit back to tie it at 5-5 after a great break by Justine Manaia Iopu resulted in a try for Soteria Pulumu. However, Colombia capitalised on their player advantage to score the winning try with the final play through Nicole Acevedo to triumph 12-5.