RUGBY AFRICA CUP

Brave Tunisia confident of escaping relegation despite Kenya Simbas thumping

Tunisia head coach Jaco Stoumann is optimistic that his charges will play in the top tier,the Africa Gold Cup in 2019 despite the prospect of relegation looming.
The North Africans fell 67-0 to Kenya Simbas at Nairobi’s RFUEA grounds last Saturday after conceding 11 tries and while picking positives from the defeat,Stouman acknowledged that their opponents were superior.
“Yes definitely the guys showed some guts in the second half,it was really good.Kenya is a good side.For us we need to take this experience,go work on our problems and come back next year,” the South African tactician said.
Stoumann is optimistic that the side can get a positive result against Morocco’s Atlas Lions on the final match day and consequently evade the hangman’s noose.
“We have to work hard from Monday (today) and be ready for Morocco and we are not getting relegated,” he added.
In the four matches they have played thus far,Tunisia have managed a solitary win-at home against Zimbabwe coupled with three heavy losses to Namibia,Uganda and Kenya.
The sixth placed side at the end of Saturday’s matches will be relegated to the Africa Silver Cup and Tunisia know that a loss to Morocco and Zimbabwe’s win away to Uganda could end their stay in Africa’s elite rugby 15s competition.

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