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Namibia defeats Uganda in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

19/06/2018
by Rodney Pienaar
Sports

The national rugby team won the opening match of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup after they defeated the Uganda national team 55- 6 putting them in a pole position in the race to qualify for Rugby World Cup slated for next year. 

This will be the sixth consecutive world cup the team will be taking part in if they qualify for a spot in pool B along side defending world cup champions New Zealand; South Africa and Italy.

The results of the game were decided before the half hour mark as the home side pounced for their third and fourth tries when the visitors were in yellow card trouble. 

The team convincingly pushed on in the second half adding five more tries to confirm a comfortable victory on the day. 

Furthermore, the Zimbabwean and Morocco national teams played a 23 all  game draw on the day. 

Namibia is expected to play the second round against Tunisia this coming Saturday while Kenya will play Morocco in Casablanca.