U-20 national rugby team to meet Kenya in Rugby Africa trophy final
04 Apr 2019 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 APR (NAMPA) Namibias Under-20 rugby team beat Senegal 45-17 in Nairobi during their opening match of the Rugby Africa Junior Barthes Trophy on Thursday.
The Namibians, who have won the trophy for seven consecutive years, will now clash with host nation Kenya in the final on Sunday at 17h00, local time.
The Namibian team led their opponents Senegal 19-7 at half-time in a game that was tweeted live by Rugby Africa.
They went into the second half firing on all cylinders, scoring 26 more points as their opponents added just 10 for a final score of 45-17.
The other Pool A match between Kenya and Tunisia ended with a 73-0 scoreline in favour of the home team, who will meet Namibia in the final for the second time in a row.
Last year the U-20 team successfully defended the trophy in front of their home supporters at the Hage Geingob Stadium, where they defeated Kenya 37-18 in the final.
Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Kenya were drawn in Pool A at this years competition, with the winner from this pool qualifying for the 2019 Junior World Rugby Trophy in Brazil in July.