Shujaa recovered from day one’s loss in the Sydney Sevens to record a 17-14 win over France, a result that restores hope in quarterfinal qualification. The match was played early Saturday morning at the Allianz Stadium.
Willy Ambaka put Shujaa ahead with an early try, Sammy Oliech missing the relatively easy conversion that would have put his side 7-0 up.
Two converted tries from Jean Pascal Barraque and Paulin Riva saw France take a 14-5 lead into the break.
Shujaa’s response after the restart was immediate, Eden Agero converting Oscar Ouma’s try to make it 14-12. Innocent Simiyu’s charges continued to dominate the exchanges and were finally rewarded with the match winning try from Dan Sikuta.
They will face Wales in a must win encounter at 10.36am.