The Algerians dismissed Senegal this Saturday in Aix-en-Provence.
Like Kenya earlier, Algeria qualified this Saturday in Aix-en-Provence for the semi-finals of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022, the winner of which will qualify for the 2023 World Cup in France. In the first game played on Saturday in Aix-en-Provence, Kenya very easily beat Uganda 42-7, and will face Algeria for a place in the final on Wednesday, who had a little more trouble taking the best on Senegal (35-12), still in Aix.
From the start of the match, the Senegalese were however sanctioned with a yellow card and an efficiency test, then were definitively reduced to 14 in the middle of the first period, the 3rd line Lamine Sylla being excluded for a dangerous veneer. But Algeria was also greatly enhanced and thus allowed Senegal to stay in the game for a long time (13-12 per hour of play). At the end of the match, however, the Algerians took advantage of the opposition’s fatigue and finally scored three more tries to win more widely.
The other semi-final, also played on Wednesday, will pit Namibia, the tournament favorites, against Zimbabwe. The final winner will be placed in Pool A of the World Cup-2023 (September 8 – October 21) along with New Zealand, three-time world champion, France, host country, Italy and Uruguay.