Back down to earth with a thud

Kenya were last week served with a dose of reality after their world conquering feats of the first two legs of the IRB when finished as losing finalists in the bottom tier shield competition in the New Zealand leg. They therefore remain on 12 points in the overall standing and slip to 8th place from 5th ahead of their next assignment in USA where they open in a less difficult Pool C where their opponents will be Argentina, Canada and Chile.