South Africa, Uganda and Madagascar produced top performances on day 1 of the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens at Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in Monastir on Friday, 29 April 2022.
Defending champions South Africa minced Senegal in their first Pool A game, defeating them 53-0 before they proceeded to outshine Zimbabwe 15-0 in their second match of the day.
Uganda, who defeated Zambia 15-5 in their first game in Pool B, narrowly won the East African derby after they defeated Kenya 10-7.
In Pool C, 2019 bronze medallists Madagascar thumped Ghana 29-5 and later concluded day 1’s fixtures with a narrow 7-5 victory over Tunisia.
The group winners and second-best team in each pool have advanced to the quarter-finals.
The Paul Delport coached side is set to face off against Ghana, while Madagascar battle Zambia and Uganda take on Zimbabwe. The game between Kenya and Tunisia will conclude the quarter-final round.
Results: Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens on Friday, 29 April
Senegal 12-14 Zimbabwe
Zambia 5-15 Uganda
Ghana 5-17 Tunisia
South Africa 53-0 Senegal
Kenya 22-0 Zambia
Madagascar 29-5 Ghana
Zimbabwe 0-15 South Africa
Uganda 10-7 Kenya
Tunisia 5-7 Madagascar
Fixtures: Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens on Saturday, 30 April
South Africa vs Ghana
Madagascar vs Zambia
Uganda vs Zimbabwe
Kenya vs Tunisia
Classification matches, semi-finals and cup final will also be played on Saturday
Day 1 Rankings
Photo: Defending champions South Africa minced Senegal in their first Pool A game at the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens, defeating them 53-0 before they proceeded to outshine Zimbabwe 15-0 in their second match of the day on Friday, 29 April 2022. Photo: Women Boks (Twitter)