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Namibia qualifies for RWC 2019

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Namibia has won the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 title, and automatic qualification for Rugby World Cup 2019, with a 53-28 victory over Kenya in the winner-takes-all match in Windhoek.

Fly-half Cliven Loubser ended the game with 22 points, while Chrysander Botha and Louis van der Westhuizen scored two tries apiece, as Namibia ran in seven tries in all.

Victory means the hosts edge out Kenya to both Gold Cup spoils and a place in Pool B in Japan, alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

The defeated Kenyans will get the chance to join them in that pool when they contest the four-team global repechage tournament in Marseille in November.

Morocco, meanwhile, have been consigned to life in the Silver Cup next year after they lost their relegation decider against Tunisia 36-13. In the day’s opening game Zimbabwe made sure of their place in the Gold Cup for another year with a 38-18 win over Uganda in Kampala.

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