In Summary
  • Kenya will in their next duel play Uganda, while Madagascar come up against hosts South Africa on Tuesday next week at Bosman Stadium.
  • Madagascar will take on Uganda and South Africa meet Kenya in the fixtures that will conclude the competition on August 17.

Kenya Lionesses roared to a good start at the Africa qualifiers for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, crushing Madagascar 35-5 on Friday at Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Lionesses, who led 17-5 at the break scored six tries, a conversion and penalty to triumph against Madagascar who managed a try.

Centre Celestine Masinde touched down a brace of tries while skipper and centre Philadelphia Olando, fullback Janet Okello, winger Diana Owino and winger Christabel Lindo managed a try each for the Lionesses.

Scrum-half Irene Otieno managed a conversion, while fullback Janet Okello slotted over a penalty for Kenya’s extras.

South Africa thumped Uganda 89-5 in the other match played at the same venue.

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