Namibia finds going tough at sevens rugby series
07 Apr 2017 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) Namibia's sevens rugby team lost their two opening group games of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier against Hong Kong and Chile on Friday.
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Sevens World Series is currently underway in Hong Kong from 07 to 09 April.
Namibia lost its opening match against the host nation, Hong Kong 07-22 and then later on went to lose their second game of the competition 14-26 against Chile.
Namibia is in Pool F alongside the host nation, Chile, and Sri Lanka.
After two defeats, they are currently ranked third in the group and are level on two points with Sri Lanka who are bottom of the log, while Hong Kong are top of the log but level on six points with Chile who are second.
The Namibians will play their last game of the group stages on Saturday at 09h28 against Sri Lanka.
The 2017 World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament features 12 teams, two from each of world rugbys six regions.
The winner of the qualifier will be promoted to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in 2017/18.