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Kenyan Pirates Savour Sevens Success

February 2009

 Oscar Osir and Benjamin AyimbaTwo Kenyans, Benjamin Ayimba (Coach) and Oscar Osir (Manager), who as players had a spell with the Cornish Pirates in 2005-06, helped guide their national 'Sevens' side to an historic victory against the mighty 'All Blacks'.

At last week's fourth leg of this season's IRB Sevens series held in San Diego (USA), Kenya beat New Zealand 24-17 in a pool match, the first time in fourteen attempts that they had emerged victorious against their illustrious opponents.


It was an immensely proud moment for both Benjamin and Oscar, and one certainly to be cherished, despite their side losing 22-7 when the two teams met again in the following day's 'Plate' Final.

Argentina emerged overall winners in San Diego, beating England 19-14 in the 'Cup' Final, whilst Wales, whose squad once again included Cornish 'Pirate' Rhodri McAtee, lost 26-24 to Australia in the 'Bowl' semi-final.

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Henley International Sevens at Dry Leas 01/08/2005
Also included are Joe Bearman, Oscar Osir, Benjamin Ayimba, Wes Davies and Rhodri McAtee, all of whom featured for the Pirates in the Tusker Safari Sevens in Kenya last month

Tries from Roke, James, Joe Bearman and Benjamin Ayimba, plus conversions from Roke and James were enough to see the Pirates through

Major Call-Up For Kenyan Pair 15-11-2005
Benjamin Ayimba and Oscar Osir have both been selected to play for Major Stanley’s XV against Oxford University on Wednesday evening.