Rugby World Cup: Namibia thrash Madagascar to book 2015 place
Last Updated: 06/07/14 7:15pm
Namibia have clinched their place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup after thrashing Madagascar 89-10 to top the African qualifying standings.
Needing to win its final match against host Madagascar by 53 points, Namibia won 89-10 and sealed a place in the World Cup in England next year in Pool C beside New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga and Georgia.
Their opening match will be against reigning champions New Zealand at London's Olympic Stadium.
It will be Namibia's fifth World Cup in a row, although they are yet to win a game at the tournament.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe beat Kenya 28-10 to take second spot in the African qualifying tournament and a place in the repecharge where they will now face Russia followed by either Uruguay or Hong Kong.
The winners of that tie will take a place in Pool A alongside hosts England, Australia, Wales and Oceania qualifiers Fiji.