Kenyan girls find the going tough as they lose all three rugby matches


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.

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