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Namibia hit Senegal to reach Barthes Cup finals

Namibia kicked off their Barthes cup campaign with a  over Senegal to book a place in the finals as they look to defend the title.

Namibia came into the match looking to lift the Barthes cup for the fourth time in a row, having won the last three editions, the last time being in Windhoek last year and they wasted no time in making their intentions known.

The champions were first to score through Elmaro Beukes in the 16th minute, the conversion falling short for a 5-0 lead. Two minutes later Namibia would then run in their second try of the match, Beukes getting the conversion right this time for a 12-0 lead.

Namibia then grabbed a third try to extend their lead to 19-0 before Senegal would score their first try late in the first half through Ameth Sall. The conversion good to cut the deficit to 12 points. The teams heading into the break Namibia leading Senegal 19-7.

After the break Namibia would show their dominance by running in four tries, converting three with Senegal managing one unconverted try to win the game 45-12.

Senegal will meet the loser between Kenya and Tunisia on Sunday 2.00 pm.

Kenya and Tunisia will be in action later on in the afternoon for the second match of the day.

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