Namibia thrashed by South Africa

13 Nov 2016 11:50am
SWAKOPMUND, 13 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibia’s senior national rugby sevens team on Saturday found the going tough at the Safland Sevens rugby tournament in Swakopmund.
The tournament started on Friday with club and school teams competing, while the main event with the senior teams competing started Saturday.
Namibia beat South Africa’s All Stars 31-19 in their opening game of the three-day tournament.
After their win in the opening match however, the Namibian outfit went down 05-29 against Kenya and then 12-29 to Germany.
Namibia’s biggest defeat on the day came at the hands of their southern neighbour South Africa, who dominated play and defeated the home team 0-42 in the last game on Saturday.
With the defeat, Namibia’s hopes of contesting for the final vanished as they only won one game out of the four they played on the day.
The win for South Africa made them the only team thus far to have not conceded a try in the three games they competed in.
They defeated Germany 27-0 and then went on to demolish another South African outfit, the All Stars 43-0 to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive.
South Africa and Kenya are now the only unbeaten teams in the competition after three matches each, with South Africa topping their group, Section X, with a better points aggregate.
They face each other on Sunday.
South Africa won the maiden edition of the tournament that was held in Windhoek last year.