Sables take on Ivory Coast in first World Cup Qualifier

Online desk |  1 month ago | sport



RUGBY- Zimbabwe plays Ivory Coast at 9pm tonight in the quarterfinals of the Rugby Africa Cup in France.

The tournament also serves as the Rugby World Cup qualifier with the winner of the eight-team tournament qualifying.

Zimbabwe played at the first two Rugby World Cups in 1987 and 1991 however; it missed on the last seven editions.

The country’s long-time rivals Namibia play Burkina Faso at 6pm, and if Zimbabwe beat Ivory Coast today, it will play with the winner of the Namibia/Burkina Faso game in the semi-finals.

In an interview, the country’s team manager Jason Maritz said they want to build on this Rugby Africa Cup to raise funding for the growth of the sport in the Zimbabwe and enlarge the selection pool for future assignments.