Junior Vultures lose & South Africa’s Bokkies win gold in Sevens
The junior Botswana rugby 7s team proved to be the African Youth Games rugby tournament’s weakest side as they lost all their four games with heavy margins on Saturday. The junior Vultures lost to Namibia 33-7, 52-0 against Zimbabwe and 33-0 against Tunisia in the bowls. They also lost 33-0 to Madagascar in the semi-bowls
South Africa junior rugby, the Bokkies, on the other hand proved their supremacy during the ongoing second African Youth Games as they easily outclassed all their opponents to win gold in Sevens rugby after beating Kenya 60-0 points.
The Bokkies made a statement by being the only team that finished the entire tournament w conceding a try.
At the same time they massacred all their points through one conversion after the other, if not drop downs and try. All the teams, Kenya who too are known to be an authority in rugby were the most unfortunate as they met the Bokkies twice, first in the pool where they lost 33-0 and later in finals.
The elated Bokkies coach, Marius Schoeman said “We got great talent, amazingly we just met as a team and ad very little time to work together. I did not expect us to win gold with this margin or finish without conceding a try, but this shows the boys are good players and are tomorrow’s future.”
His Kenyan counterpart, Murungu Paul said his players were just comfortable after beating Zimbabwe in the semi-finals.
“I think my players gave a lot of respect to our opponents. Again, we did not have mental strength to play the final game,” said Paul.
Meanwhile Zimbabwe finished with a bronze after beating the other tournaments hard nuts, Namibia by 22-14. The Kenyans finished second and were awarded silver medals. oOo