Kenya to face Boks, France, Scots in Hamilton

first_imgPaul Murunga finally got his first win as Shujaa boss and the victory came in twos as they beat Zimbabwe in the 13th place semi-final before edging out Wales in the final to climb to 14th in the standings with four points.Against Wales, Shujaa put in a shift in the second half to win the tie 33-26 with Kenya’s man of the tour Johnstone Olindi going over thrice with Cyprian Kuto and Leonard Mugaisi adding one each.Kenya dropped to the 13th placed trophy after losing to Argentina in the Challenge Cup quarters and they upped their game picking their first win this season with a 31-19 victory over Zimbabwe in the semis.Wales had threatened to put up a tough test for the young Suhaa side, but on-form Olindi dotted down within the opening minute. But the Welshmen drew level through Owen Jenkins.They then went up thanks to a super run from Tomi Lewis before Jay Jones added another.But Kenya ended the half on a high, Kuto clutching back a try for the Kenyans but the conversion went wide.Olindi nonetheless grabbed a quick two to complete his hattrick and Mugaisi completed the job diving across the line as Shujaa took a confidence boosting win.At the death, Wales scored and converted, but the damage was long done.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Vincent Onyala cuts through the Zimbabwe defense on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town on 9 December, 2018. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9 – Kenya will face South Africa, Scotland and France in Group C of the Hamilton Sevens to be staged next month in New Zealand, the third stop of the World Series with most of the senior team players expected to be back and steady the ship.Kenya’s young squad picked a paltry three points from the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa this weekend, a slight improvement after they managed to pick just a single one from the first leg of the series in Dubai.last_img read more

Australian cricket’s new buzz words make Shane Warne ‘want to vomit’

first_imgAustralia cricket team Share on Pinterest South Africa cricket team Share on Messenger Since you’re here… Australia sport Test cricket great Shane Warne says Australia’s new buzz words are nothing more than “verbal diarrhoea”, saying the team should be focused on action rather than talk.Fans were quick to poke fun of the “elite honesty” phrase plastered earlier this week in Australia’s change rooms, while the new players’ pact was also criticised for being too fluffy and cringe worthy. Cricket Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Read more Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Reuse this content Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Australia fall to comprehensive ODI defeat against classy South Africa Share on Facebook Warne let his frustrations flow while watching Australia’s horrible display against South Africa in Sunday’s ODI in Perth.“Forget all the words, forget the verbal diarrhoea and all that sort of stuff,” Warne said during his Foxtel commentary. “That’s just rubbish, that sort of stuff. Seriously, it makes you want to vomit.“At the end of the day, cricket is a simple game and it’s a performance-based game. You’ve got to perform on the field. All these words and everything – it’s all about actions. And I think it’s got to be the basics.”Warne said it was important for new ODI captain Aaron Finch and vice-captain Alex Carey to inspire the team.“JL [coach Justin Langer] is there to help prepare the players. The captain and vice-captain get out and say this is the way we’re going to play,” Warne said. “But if the leaders of the team aren’t performing and they’re not setting a good example, that won’t create inspiration from within. It’s as simple as that.“Nothing you can write in a 200-page document [will change that], and you have sports science and high performance and all that ridiculous stuff. You can’t forget what Australians are, their DNA, and that is hard, aggressive and positive cricket. And then play fairly.” newslast_img read more