T Tunisia-Zimbabwe
Africa Gold Cup enters week 4
By Eric Njiru | Sat 07 Jul, 2018 11:19

Two matches will be played on Saturday July 7, 2018 in the Africa Gold Cup, match day 4 of the competition that is doubling up as 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier for Africa zone.

Kenya Simbas are at home for a second week in a row to welcome neighbors Uganda Cranes who are seeking their first win of the season. The match will also be a return leg for the Elgon Cup. 

Zimbabwe are on the road this time in North Africa to visit Tunisia. Zimbabwe lost 45-36 to Kenya last weekend and both teams will be looking to get their competition going.

Namibia and Morocco have a free weekend. 

South Africa Rugby Union referee Quinton Immelman will take charge of Kenya-Uganda with Namibian Nicardo Pienaar and Zimbabwean Desmond McDonnell being his assistants. 

Tunisia versus Zimbabwe will be officiated by Top 14 referee Jonathan Dufort. Senegalese Sylvaub Mane and Youness Marfoq of Morocco are named as the assistants. 

As it stands, Namibia top the table with 15 points having bagged maximum points from the three matches they have played. They beat Uganda 55-6, Tunisia 118-0 and Morocco 63-7.

Kenya Simbas, who have played two matches, are second with eight points having missed out on bonus wins in both occasions. They saw off Morocco 24-28 and Zimbabwe 45-36.

A bonus point is awarded for winning with three clear tries.

The winner of the competition(2018 Africa Gold Cup) will qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan as Africa 1, joining reigning champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and the repechage winner in Pool B. 

Runners-up, Africa 2, will head to global repechage in November for the last chance to qualify for the World Cup. They will play Canada, the loser of Samoa/Germany and winner of Hong Kong/Cook Islands. 

Africa Gold Cup Standings as of July 2 
1.Namibia 15 
2.Kenya 8 
3.Morocco 3 
4.Zimbabwe 2 
5.Uganda 0
6.Tunisia 0

Rugby Africa Gold Cup Results, Fixtures

Fixtures
7 July 2018
Kenya v Uganda -Quinton Immelman(SARU) 
Tunisia v Zimbabwe -Jonathan Dufort(FFR)

16 June 2018
Zimbabwe 23 Morocco 23 
Namibia 55 Uganda 6

23 June 2018
Namibia 118 Tunisia 0
Morocco 24 Kenya 28

30 June 2018 
Kenya 45 Zimbabwe 36
Morocco 7 Namibia 63


4 August 2018

Uganda v Tunisia -Cwengile Jadezweni(SARU)
Zimbabwe v Namibia -Egon Seconds(SARU)

11 August 2018 
Uganda v Morocco -Rasta Rasivhenge(SARU)
Kenya v Tunisia -Julian Castaignede(FFR)

18 August 2018
Uganda v Zimbabwe -Egon Seconds(SARU) 
Namibia v Kenya -Rasta Rasivhenge(SARU)
Tunisia v Morocco -Cedric Marchat(FFR)

Eric Njiru
ericnjiru41@gmail.com 0726205521
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