Battling Kenya went down 19-10 to Spain in their final Pool B match of the Rio 2016 Olympics women’s rugby sevens competition at the Deodoro Stadium on Sunday to end their preliminary engagements with three defeats.
It was a tough outing for Kenya who replaced South Africa as the continental representatives after the African giants withdrew saying they were not competitive enough.
Favourites New Zealand thrashed Kenya 52-0 in their first match before France crushed them 40-7 on Saturday to end the country’s hopes of advancing to the quarter-finals.
Skipper Cellestine Masinde admitted that the team was on a steep learning curve.
“We still need to perfect so much in our play to compete with other teams at this level,” said Masinde who scored a brilliant try to tie the scores at 7-7 against France.