Rugby Africa Cup: Kenya suffers humiliating 36-0 loss to Namibia

for Tv47 Digital July 11, 2022, 03:06 AM
Kenya Vs Namibia in France
Collins Injera (right) and Namibia's fly-half Cliven Loubser during their Rugby Africa Cup rugby union final match in France, on July 10, 2022. PHOTO/REUTERS

In Summary

  • Kenya Simbas had put up some early resistance but went down 15-0 up at the break.

  • Namibia will be in Pool A at the World Cup finals, alongside hosts France, New Zealand, Italy and Uruguay.  

Namibia qualified for their seventh successive Rugby World Cup finals, comprehensively beating Kenya 36-0 on Sunday in Aix-en-Provence, France to win the Rugby Africa Cup.

It was a humiliating loss for Kenya Simbas. Though they had put up some early resistance, they were down 15-0 up at the break. Namibian has beaten Kenya in 12 of their 14 Tests.

"We knew Kenya are always tough. We had to leave everything on the field today and we did it," skipper Johan Daysel said.

His team’s reward is a place in Pool A in the World Cup finals with hosts France, New Zealand, Italy and Uruguay at the tournament in September next year.

Flanker Wian Conradie scored a hat-trick of tries and captain Johan Deysel the other in the final of the African qualifying tournament, played at the Stade Maurice David in the south of France.

Flyhalf Cliven Loubser added four penalties and a conversion, with substitute PW Steenkamp adding another conversion to deny Kenya a first ever qualification.

Namibia have competed at every World Cup since the 1999 tournament but lost all 22 matches they have played in the finals.

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