Sables lose Stellenbosch Challenge final

By ZBC Reporter

The Zimbabwe fifteens men’s rugby national team, the Sables, were thrashed 41-10 by Namibia at the World Rugby Stellenbosch challenge final in South Africa this Saturday.

The Sables started the match the brighter of the two sides and took a 7-5 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Sables extended their lead to 10-5 but that was short-lived as Namibia rallied back with try after try.

Namibia then scored 36 unanswered points to beat the Sables 41-10.

After Saturday’s match, the two teams are likely set to meet again at the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup which is also a pre-qualifier tourney for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

At the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup, Zimbabwe will play Cote D’ivoire in the quarter-finals, while Namibia play Burkina Faso in the other quarter-final match.

Should the Sables and Namibia win their quarter-final matches, they will then meet in the semi-finals.

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