Rugby: South Africa to Face England in Finals

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The 2019 edition of the rugby world cup has produced some of the finest actions in Japan with well-served revenge packages as South Africa and England face off in Saturday’s final match.

Cup holders New Zealand were rammed by England 19-7 at the semi-finals, while South Africa who finished 3rd in 2015 narrowly edged Wales 19-16 in the second semi-finals.

Thus far in the competition, interesting statistics have been popping up with South Africa enjoying the lion’s share of most points recorded.

43 matches have been played so far with 275 tries scored.

Japan’s Yu Tamura is top scorer with 51 points while Josh Adams of Wales has attempted and converted 6 tries.

Meanwhile, in football, there have been a remarkable start for African representatives at the ongoing Fifa U17 world cup as 3 out of the 4 teams make the knock out stage.

With two victories after two games, Nigeria, Angola and Senegal sail through with one group game to spare, while African champions Cameroon lost their opener.

Nigeria eased pass Hungary 4-2 and later outplayed Ecuador 3-2

Angola beat New Zealand and Canada 2-1 in both games while Senegal was too strong for the USA in their opener 4-1. The baby Lions later beat Netherlands 3-1 to book their knock out spot.

African champions Cameroon lost their first game against Tajikistan by a narrow margin while they suffered a heavy blow earlier this morning to Argentina. 3-1 at full time.

 

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