•Shujaa lost their opening match 19-5 to Uruguay , 31-5 to New Zealand and 33-7 to fellow relegation candidate Canada to finish the pool stages winless.
•In the classification match for 9-10 against Samoa despite a promising start by Kenya with two well-taken tries by Dennis Abukuse the team faltered in the second half losing 17-10.
Kenya Sevens head coach Damian McGrath has asked his charges to fight for their lives in the relegation playoffs at the London Sevens this weekend.
Shujaa had a woeful display at the Toulouse Sevens, bagging just a point in their solitary win of the campaign, 19-0 against USA, in the classification match 13/14.
Shujaa lost their opening match 19-5 to Uruguay, 31-5 to New Zealand and 33-7 to fellow relegation candidates Canada to finish the pool stages winless.
In the classification match for 9/10, Shujaa lost 17-10 to Samoa despite a promising start through Dennis Abukuse's double.
The English tactician now says it will be the battle of their lives at the famous Twickenham Stadium.
"We are in a battle to save our core status and the boys have to recover and reset for London. This (Toulouse) was one of our worst weekends. I believed we should have good results but we made too many errors,” observed McGrath.
"Look at our game against Uruguay, they dominated possession and we clearly got outplayed from the start. We also fought hard against New Zealand but lost in the key moments. We were also outplayed by Canada in the final pool match."
Shujaa will face Canada, Challenge series winners Tonga, Uruguay or Spain and the former Germany and Canada coach said the players have to be mentally and physically prepared.
"We have to play three very good games against three very strong sides who want to play with the big boys next season,” he added.
He revealed that they will be working to rectify their mistakes and tidy up some facets of their play.
"There are some facets of play we have to look at. We also need to start matches on a high. We can't give our points 10 to 14-point leads in the opening four minutes. It's something we will address," he added.
Skipper Nelson Oyoo said they are going to fight until the end in their quest to keep their core status.