Sables fall at the hands of Tunisia

The Zimbabwe National Rugby team suffered a 23-31 defeat at the hands of the lower ranked Tunisia in the Africa Gold Cup match played on Saturday.

By SportBrief Reporter

The Sables were beaten at home by a well drilled Tunisian side at the Prince Edward Grounds in front of a decent home crowd on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts started well as they went 3-0 up as early as the 3rd minute, with the local crowd in buoyant mood as they cheered them on.

However, the Tunisians had other ideas as they quickly regrouped and launched a series of organised forward runs to turn the game into their favour as their successive kicks gave them a 3-9 lead and they never looked back.

The Sables never really looked like taking the game from that point as they were always playing catch up with the half time score at 13-16 in favour of the visitors.

The hosts tried to fight back in the early minutes of the second half but the visitors would ultimately runaway with the game as the opened a 11 point lead in the 57th minute.

Tunisia would ultimately hold on to the lead and went on to claim a hard worked 23-31 win, spoiling the day for the home-crowd in the process.

Having lost this game, the Sables must now travel to Uganda for their final group encounter on 5 August where they will hope to claim a rare victory with the Ugandans known for being a tough team to beat at home.

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