Zambia rugby team wrecks havoc in Rwanda

Zambia’s hopes of promotion to the African Rugby Group 1 B are looking promising following an emphatic victory over Rwanda.

Zambia beat Rwanda 92-3 in their final Group 1C South decider at Lusaka Rugby club on Saturday to finish with a 100 percent run in the week-long, three-team, round-robin event the winners hosted from April 23-28.

Rwanda’s consolation points came from the spot through an Iradukunda Ombeni penalty in the final 40 minutes after Zambia had taken a 53-0 halftime lead.

Laston Mukosha successfully kicked one penalty and converted seven of Zambia’s 15 tries on the day.

Philip Kamanga and Davy Chimbukulu scored a hat-trick of tries each while Brian Mbalwa placed one try.

Kabwe Musonda, Michelo Shelleni, Simon Nyangu and Oscar Bwalya all crossed the line to place two tries each.

Zambia finished on maximum 10 points after also collecting a bonus point in their opening game on April 23 when they demolished Mauritius 69-3.

Rwanda finished second on 4 points after they beat Mauritius 24-12 last Tuesday.

Zambia now await the final outcome from the Group 1 C North conference where Nigeria,Cameroon and Algeria are battling for a Group1 B place.

The promoted side will be decided by the team with the best goal difference from the two conferences.

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