ZIMBABWE Sables coach Peter de Villiers believes his team can build on their success in Uganda in the Africa Rugby Gold Cup which helped them stay in the elite group of nations.
The Sables handled the pressure well to win 38-18 in Kampala.
‘’Great win for us today, the boys did us proud 18-38 @ZimbabweSable #rebuildstartsnow #itsourtime #proudcoach,’’ tweeted the South African.
And Zimbabwe international motocross ace, Tanya Muzinda, said she was proud of the team.
‘’Great win, proud of the team,’’ she replied on twitter.
Tino Matimbe said the Sables ‘’played a spirited game,’’ while Tafadzwa Kumani said ‘’congrats coach and Team Sables,’’ while Kudzanayi Michael Mutonono said ‘’congratulations Peter and the boys. Well done Team Sables.
Prince Talent Nyonie said it was ‘’awesome,’’ and ‘’thank you coach and the team,’’ while Reginald Kastigu said, ‘’amazing win Peter…was watching from Manchester.
‘’Cannot wait to see you rebuild your own team and hopefully given the role of director of rugby because you make sense.’’
Namibia booked their place at the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup by beating Kenya to win the Rugby Africa Gold Cup.
Both teams headed into the final match of the Rugby Africa tournament with 100 per cent records in the final stage of the qualifying event.
Namibia were hoping to use home advantage to strong effect at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium, but they trailed early on when William Ambaka scored a try to give Kenya the lead.
Chrysander Botha eased Namibian nerves with a try in response.
Then Louis van der Westhuizen and fly-half Cliven Loubser both went over the Kenyan line before half-time.
Van der Westhuizen strengthened Namibia’s position with his second try, which came three minutes into the second-half.
A brief Kenyan response came from Ambaka as his second try came them a foothold in the match before Mahepisa Tjeriko hit back on minute later to re-establish Namibia’s dominance. Johan Tromp received a sin bin and Kenya were rewarded again for their efforts when Malcom Onsand and Mohammed Omollo added tries late on.