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47dReuters

Springboks overpower Namibia to open Rugby World Cup account

There was only ever going to be one winner of the 'African derby', despite what Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus had termed his 'fringe' selection, and minnows Namibia simply could not cope with South Africa's physicality.

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53dReuters

Scoring burst helps Italy to win against Namibia

Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday.

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452dReuters

Namibia secure Rugby World Cup berth

Chrysander Botha and Louis van der Westhuizen each scored two tries as the Welwitschias defeated Kenya in a winner-takes-all fixture to decide the Rugby Africa Gold Cup champions.

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469dSimba Mushati

Zimbabwe face uphill battle against Namibia

The Sables' quest for a first win in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign faces a formidable challenge when they host unbeaten Namibia in round four at Hartsfield Grounds in Bulawayo on Saturday.

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1100dESPN Staff

Harlequins sign Namibia captain Bothma

Harlequins have confirmed the signing of Namibian captain Renaldo Bothma on a long-term deal, with the 27 year-old joining from Super Rugby's side, the Bulls.

2019 Rugby World Cup Table

A
RTeamGPPDP
0Scotland1+345
0Ireland1+245
0Japan1+205
0Russia1-250
B
RTeamGPPDP
0South Africa1+545
0New Zealand1+104
0Italy1+255
C
RTeamGPPDP
0England1+325
0France1+24
0Argentina1+165
0United States of America1-120
D
RTeamGPPDP
0Wales1+295
0Australia1+185
0Fiji1-32
0Georgia1+265
Pool A
RTeamGPPDP
1Japan4+5319
2Ireland4+9416
3Scotland4+6411
4Samoa4-705
5Russia4-1410
Pool B
RTeamGPPDP
1New Zealand4+13516
2South Africa4+14915
3Italy4+2012
4Namibia4-1412
5Canada4-1632
Pool C
RTeamGPPDP
1England4+9917
2France4+2815
3Argentina4+1511
4Tonga4-386
5United States of America4-1040
Pool D
RTeamGPPDP
1Wales4+6719
2Australia4+6816
3Fiji4+27
4Georgia4-575
5Uruguay4-804

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • NAMIB29th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    3
    27
  • NAMIB33rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -141
    149