NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya sevens rugby team will hobble back home on
Tuesday after disastrous performance in Vancouver, Canada with
hopes that they will improve in the next leg of the World Series
in Hong Kong next month.
Head coach Innocent
Simiyu blamed loss of crucial technical team coach Briton Ian
Gibbons, who was in charge of strength and conditioning and
other off field problems, to be behind their dismal performance
but promised to improve on their tour to the East at the Hong
Kong Sevens on April 7-9.
Conditioning is critical to this team. We need somebody to take
up the role fast,” he said.
Kenya exited the
Vancouver leg, the sixth stop in the 12 round series, at the
Challenge trophy after losing to Samoa.
The East African
nation failed to repeat the same fete achieved in Las Vegas last
week, as they were bundled out of the Challenge Trophy after
losing 7-26 to Samoa in the cup semi-final.
This left Kenya
placed 12th on the Sevens World Sevens. The team,
which returns to the country on Tuesday, has collected just 5
points, taking their tally to 40 points after six rounds of the
In Hong Kong leg on
April 7-9, Kenya are in Pool B having been drawn alongside South
Africa, Canada and France.