Tunisia will take part in the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers set for mid-2018 after surviving relegation with a 26-18 win over Senegal in the Africa Gold Cup on Saturday August 5, 2017.
The win sees Tunisia finish fourth ahead of Zimbabwe while Senegal, who were promoted this season, are relegated to Africa Silver Cup after losing all six matches. They will be replaced by Morocco.
2018 Africa Gold Cup winner will qualify for the global showpiece and will compete in the pool that has New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and the last team to be confirmed from repechage.
Tunisia had four points going into the match day where they gained four more to finish with eight, two above Zimbabwe.
After losing 100-10 to Kenya, 95-0 to Namibia and 78-17 to Uganda, Tunisia bounced back against Zimbabwe winning 31-23 and completed the resurgence with the win over Senegal.
Tunisia went into the game sitting fifth with four points after a recent win over Zimbabwe and needed to win their match against Senegal to finish fourth as Zimbabwe had lost to Uganda earlier on the day.
Final standings of the Africa Gold Cup sees Namibia top, Kenya second, Uganda third, Tunisia fourth, Zimbabwe fifth and Senegal sixth.