Namibia progress to 2019 World Cup after winning Rugby Africa Gold Cup

Namibia will be placed in Pool B of the 2019 World Cup
Namibia will be placed in Pool B of the 2019 World Cup

Namibia has progressed to the 2019 World Cup in Japan after they defeated Kenya 53-28 to win the Rugby Africa Gold Cup in Windhoek on Saturday.

As a result, Namibia will be slotted in Pool B along with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Repechage Winner.

This will also be the second consecutive time the All Blacks will face Namibia in World Cups after previously facing them in the 2015 edition in England where Steve Hansen's men registered a 58-14 victory.

Kenya still have a chance to make it to the showpiece event as they are set to face Canada, Hong Kong and Germany in Repechage competition in Marseille in November.

Namibia kick-started the proceedings with a penalty try but Willy Ambaka led Kenya's response with the first of his two tries.

Nevertheless, Namibia dominated the proceedings as they ran seven tries including double by fullback Chrysander Botha and hooker Louis van der Westhuizen to complete a 53-28 win.

Namibia's opening game of the World Cup 2019 will be a clash against Italy at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on 22nd September.


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