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Week 6 preview

Week 6 preview

We are going to week six of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup on Saturday July 29, 2017 with two matches on the card, the Cup will be decided this weekend while the battle for relegation continues as all eyes are on 2018 when 2019 World Cup qualifiers will take place.

Last day decider

Zimbabwe entertains winless Tunisia with the latter still looking for a point. The Sables are fourth with six points as Tunisia sit sixth with no point. A win for the home side will see them close the gap between them and third placed Uganda as bagging five points will see them tie at 11.

Tunisia on their side will be looking to take the relegation battle to the last day of the Cup on August 5. A win over Zimbabwe will see them overtake Senegal who are fifth with one point ahead of their clash in Tunis next weekend.

Cup final

Namibia hosts Kenya in Windhoek where, for them to retain the Cup, must win the game, draw or lose with a losing bonus point if Kenya doesn’t score a try bonus point.

The Simbas must win the game without Namibia scoring a losing bonus point or win the game with a try bonus point – even if Namibia scores a losing bonus point.

Kenya and Namibia will conclude their campaign this weekend but everything comes to a close on August 5 when Uganda host Zimbabwe and Senegal travel to Tunisia.

Both Senegal and Tunisia want to participate in the World Cup qualifiers and the clash at Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet will settle everything as the two sides have a target to outclass each other.

Rugby Africa Gold Cup
July 29

Zimbabwe vs Tunisia 3pm CAT
Namibia vs Kenya 5pm CAT

August 5
Uganda vs Zimbabwe 4pm CAT
Tunisia vs Senegal 6pm CAT

Standings as of July 22 
1. Namibia 20
2. Kenya 16
3. Uganda 11
4. Zimbabwe 6
5. Senegal 1
6. Tunisia 0

Credit : Eric Njiru