Namibia … (10) 24 Zimbabwe … (17) 20 ZIMBABWE’S hopes of qualifying for next year’s Rugby World Cup suffered a major blow as Namibia maintained their dominance between the two sides with a hard-fought 24-20 win in their second Rugby World Cup qualifying match in Madagascar on Wednesday.
It was the Namibians’ seventh win on the trot since 2001 over the Sables, who now have a mountain to climb to qualify for their first World Cup since 1991.
The Sables who were yet again dominated in the forwards department lost their way late in the second half when the Namibians scored unanswered tries.
The only consolation for Zimbabwe was that they came out of the encounter with a bonus point which takes their points tally to six points after beating Madagascar 57-22 in the first match on Saturday. Namibia now have five points while Kenya who are yet to play Madagascar also have five points.