Caption: Oscar Ouma scored the all-important try to put Kenya into the Cup final against England. Photo: IRB
In a breath taking final England overcame Kenya 24-19 in extra time to win the 2013 Hertz Sevens in Wellington.
Kenya had led 19-12 but after they loss two players to the sin bin England were able to score two late tries through Christian Lewis-Pratt, to take the match to Extra Time, and then Sam Edgerley to win it.
It was just the final dramatic act in an extraordinary day in Wellington when Kenya earlier beat New Zealand 19-14, also in Extra Time, to reach the 2013 Hertz Sevens final.
Having trailed 14-0, Mike Friday’s side scored two second-half tries to take the match into sudden death extra time before Oscar Ouma scored the all-important try, his second of the match. New Zealand still finished third overall, beating Samoa 17-7 in the third place play-off.
Ben Ryan’s side booked their place in the final beating Samoa 21-19. Trailing 12-0, Christian Lewis-Pratt (twice) and Marcus Watson gave them a 21-12 lead which proved enough despite Lio Lolo’s effort.