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Namibia, Zimbabwe advance to Rugby Africa Cup semis
By Eric Njiru | Fri 01 Jul, 2022 20:58

Namibia advanced to the Rugby Africa Cup semis doubling up as 2023 Rugby World Cup qualifiers after thrashing Burkina Faso 71-5 on Friday July 1, 2022 in Marseille, France. 

Namibia will play either Zimbabwe in semis Wednesday July 6, 2022 after the Sables beat Ivory Coast 38-11 in the second quarterfinal later on Friday.

Hooker Van Jarsveld scored a hattrick as Namibia eased to the semis against the 71st ranked Burkina Faso. 

Kenya will play Uganda on Saturday at 4pm with Senegal taking on Algeria at 7pm. Winner between Kenya and Uganda will take on Senegal or Uganda in the semis on Wednesday. 

With one automatic qualification spot at RWC 2023 up for grabs in France, it means that the victorious team must win three matches in less than 10 days to take their place in Pool A as Africa 1 next year.

The losing finalist will still have a chance to secure their ticket to RWC 2023 through the Final Qualification Tournament.

Attention now shifts to the south of France where one African team will earn the right to play the hosts, New Zealand, Italy and Uruguay in France next year. Runners up will head to a four-team repechage for final qualification chance. 

Eric Njiru
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