Rugby World Cup qualifiers: Namibia win over Zimbabwe

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.

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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.

7 Comments

  1. dnt gv up hope Sables we got u ol th way

  2. Not all doom and gloom for the Sables. I have made a table (with all of the results) and the log looks like this.

    Team, Played, Won, Lost , Points For, Points Against, Points Difference , Bonus
    Points,Total Points

    Kenya 2 2 0 63 22 +41 2 10
    Zimbabwe 2 1 1 77 46 +31 2 6
    Namibia 2 1 1 46 49 -3 1 5
    Madagascar 2 0 2 22 91 -69 0 0

    In order to qualify they have the following scenarios…

    1. Beat Kenya by 11pts or more (teams will be level on points but Sables will have a better points difference if they beat Kenya by 11)

    2. Beat Kenya, score 4 tries and prevent Kenya from getting a losing bonus point (losing by 7 or less) – (this is if Kenya score 4 tries)

    3. Beat Kenya by 11pts or more and score 4 tries (this is if Namibia score a big win against Madagascar)

    GO SABLES!!

    1. Thanks Big Red,
      Will the 1 team top of the log go through, or top 2 teams?

      1. Pleasure guys! The top team from this group will automatically qualify for the world cup. The runner up will face Russia in the repechage semi final against Russia. If they beat Russia they will face Uruguay or Hong Kong in the final for the last place in the IRB 2015 rugby world cup

    2. keep in mind Kenya beat Namibia in game one.

  3. Thanks Big Red and to the Sables dnt lose hope guys

  4. Thanks Big Red and to the Sables dnt lose hope guys

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