By John Kwoba NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s rugby team head coach Innocent Simiyu
remains hopeful his side will improve to reach the top six in
the standings after the fifth stop in the HSBC Sevens World
Series in Las Vegas in March.
Kenya will have to
dig deeper if they are to overcome Fiji, who were the winners in
Hamilton. Kenya reached their third Cup quarterfinal in Hamilton
last week but lost to Sydney Sevens champions Australia before
dropping to sixth place.
Kenya collected 12
points at this event. It was Kenya’s best showing so far this
season after they finished seventh in Dubai, 13th in
Cape Town and seventh again in Sydney.
“We are improving by
the day,” Simiyu said. “The target is to reach the 100-point
mark at the end of the season and now we have 35. We will get
there if we are consistent in Las Vegas,” he said.
In Pool B South
Africa, runners-up in the last two tournaments in Sydney and
Hamilton, will play England, Canada and Wales. Australia,
winners of the Sydney Sevens and bronze final in Hamilton, are
drawn in Pool C with the improving Samoa, USA and Spain.
New Zealand will
face Scotland, Argentina and the invitational team Uruguay in
The next stop in the
HSBC World Sevens Series will take place in Las Vegas from March