Debutants Welsh Warriors lifted a maiden Safaricom Sevens with a hard fought 24-17 win over Argentina in the final at Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani on Sunday. The Warriors were caught cold by Argentina, going 7-0 down courtesy of Segundo Tuculet’s converted try before Sam Isaacs unconverted effort cut the deficit to 7-5. A Ramiro Finco effort saw the Argentines take a 12-5 lead into the breather.
When Alex Muller (later declared the tournament’s Most Valuable Player) touched down, Argentina seemed to be coasting as they lead 17-5 but this instead set the stage for a remarkable Welsh Warriors turnaround, Rob Coote grounding to bring the scores to 17-10 and when England Sevens star Matt Turner scored and converted his own try, the sides were all square at 17-17. Mike Muller scored the decisive try, Turner converting to ensure the 24-17 result for the Warriors.