All is not lost for Kenya Lionesses as far as qualification for 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup is concerned despite losing the direct qualification last Saturday in South Africa.
The Lionesses lost to South Africa in the Africa Women's 15s final but have another chance of qualifying for the event. However, it's a long one.
The Lionesses finished as runners-up and will contest a play-off against the winner of South American qualifier with the victor heading to the global repechage that will determine the final qualifier.
The winner between Kenya Lionesse and South American qualifier winner will join runners up from Oceania, Rugby Europe and Asia Rugby regions for the four-team global repechage in 2020.
The top seven placed teams from the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017; New Zealand, England, USA, France, Canada, Australia and Wales, have already secured automatic qualification for the competition in 2021. SA has joined them.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 is the ninth edition of the tournament and the first to be held in the Southern Hemisphere after New Zealand were awarded hosting rights by World Rugby in November of last year.
-Additional material derived from World Rugby