A High and Low for Africa at Rugby World Cup 2023

Host Nation France defeated Namibia 96-0 in the Pool A Rugby World Cup match on September 21, 2023, the Namibian reports.

Namibia was also beaten 52-8 by Italy in their first Pool A clash on Saturday, September 9. They went down to New Zealand's All Blacks in their second Pool A match on Friday, September 15, where they suffered another drubbing, with a 71-3 loss.

So far, Namibia lost all their Pool A matches. They face Uruguay in their final Pool A game on September 27, in Lyon.

On September 17, defending champions South Africa played Romania in their Pool B game, carving out a solid 76-0 win. The Springboks beat Scotland in their opening match in Marseille on Sunday, September 10.

The Springboks meet Ireland in their third Pool B game on Saturday, September 23 at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

The Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 1995, 2007 and 2019 and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with New Zealand's All Blacks as two of the most successful rugby teams with three Rugby World Cup titles each. Australia's Wallabies have two and England have two.

Namibia and South Africa are the only African teams in the tournament.

The final will be played on Saturday, October 28.

Andre Van der Bergh of Namibia is tackled by Charles Ollivon and Thibaud Flament of France during the Rugby World Cup France 2023 match between France and Namibia at Stade Velodrome on September 21, 2023 in Marseille, France.

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