2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup: Rwanda Faces Lesotho in third-place Play-off

Rwanda’s Silverbacks seen against Ghana on Wednesday in the opening match of Africa Rugby Cup

Rwanda’s Silverbacks will face Lesotho in the battle for the third-place play-off of the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup on Saturday following their dismal performance against hosts Ghana on Wednesday.

Rwanda lost their opening game to hosts Ghana 0-57 in a game which was played at the Nduom Sports Stadium to launch a poor start to their campaign.

Ghana started the semi-final tie on a positive note, dominating play and forcing their smaller opponents into errors.

The Eagles, who are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, were organized in the back row; solid in the centre row and lethal in front row.

In the second period, Rwanda came into the game but they could not find an antidote to Ghana’s effective wing play.

In the second semi-final, Mauritius produced a spectacular performance to rout Lesotho 49-16.

Mauritius will face Ghana in Saturday’s final while Lesotho and Rwanda lock horns in the third-place play-off.

The winner of the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup will earn a spot to compete in the Silver Cup which comes off later this year.

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