Namibia to meet Zimbabwe in U-19 rugby final

25 Aug 2016 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 25 AUG (NAMPA) – The national under-19 rugby team thrashed Tunisia 64-0 on Wednesday in the African Rugby U-19 Cup to set up a meeting with archrivals Zimbabwe in the final on Saturday.
The Cup is hosted by Namibia at the Hage Geingob Stadium from 24 to 27 August.
Zimbabwe beat Kenya 27 to 26, also on Wednesday, to reach the final.
In the Namibia-Tunisia game, the host nation led 38-0 at half-time, scoring 10 tries in a one-sided clash.
Left wing Nico Maartens and fly half Cliven Loubser led the way with three tries each, while Loubser added five conversions for a personal tally of 25 points.
Other try scorers were eighthman Wynand Breytenbach, centre Tristan Mouton, right wing Rudi Pretorius and fullback Chad Plato, who also added two conversions.
The final will commence at 16h00, while Kenya and Tunisia will meet in the third-place play-off at 14h00.
The African Rugby Under-19 Cup is an annual competition that features teams from Africa, organised by Rugby Africa. The tournament began in 2007.
The tournament champion qualifies for the World Rugby U-20 Trophy organised by the World Rugby.
Since its inception, Namibia has won the tournament six times, while Zimbabwe has won it three times in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Namibia and Zimbabwe also contested the final in Zimbabwe last year. Namibia won, with Kenya ending third overall.
(NAMPA)
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