Sables thump Stallions

By Lawrence Trusida

The Sables flexed their muscles again as they beat Burkina Faso 95-5 at Old Georgians Sports Club this afternoon in the final match of the Rugby Africa Cup Pool D tournament.

New Zealand based Brendon Mudzekenyedzi dotted down four times as the Sables were run away winners against the Stallions to book their place in the Rugby Africa Cup knock out stages.

The utility back showed his class at wing after impressing at outside center in his first cap for the national team.

Mudzekenyedzi put in two in the first half to kill the game as a contest as the hosts led 41-0 at the breather.

The Sables were complacent just after the restart and they were duly punished by the Stallions who scored their first try in two matches.

However, that sprung the hosts into action as they responded with eight tries in the second half.

Matthew McNab also had a fine game as he managed a hat-trick of tries before flanker, Tonderai Chawambutsa added a brace.

Sables head coach Brendan Dawson said, “We are happy with the result and the game-time. We need to beat them and this is what we did. We are into the next round now.”

The next round of the Africa Cup will be held next year.

Meanwhile, the Sables will now break a two months camp as they await to return for the end of year tour.