10 Aug 2016

Olympic sevens success: NZ beat Kenya 28-5

9:09 am on 10 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - After its shock loss to Japan, the New Zealand sevens side is back on track with a 28-5 win over Kenya.

New Zealand's Augustine Pulu in the  sevens match against Kenya.

Augustine Pulu in action in the match against Kenya. Photo: AFP

Kenya scored first just minutes after kick-off, before Akira Ioane got one back for New Zealand.

Just before half time, the All Blacks sevens were awarded a penalty try to go 14-5 up at the break thanks to some good kicking from Augustine Pulu.

In the second half, Pulu crossed the line himself and converted the try, before Lewis Ormond put the game well beyond doubt scoring after the final buzzer to give them a 28-5 win.

The sevens lost their first pool match this morning 14-12 to Japan, in a shock result that also left star player Sonny Bill Williams ruled out of the tournament with an Achilles injury.

New Zealand play Great Britain in their final pool game tomorrow - they've won both their matches today.

Look back at how the game unfolded here:

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