Tunisia women qualify for RWC Sevens 2013

(IRB.COM) Saturday 29 September 2012  
 Tunisia women qualify for RWC Sevens 2013
Tunisia's women celebrate with their men's team after both secured places at Rugby World Cup 2013

Tunisia’s women overcame Kenya in the final of the CAR Africa qualifying tournament in Rabat to book their place at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow.

The Tunisians had lost to the Kenyans 7-5 on day one, but in knock-out competition they managed to reverse that result by beating the Kenyans 14-10 in the final.

Earlier, the Tunisians had overcome Uganda 17-5 and Kenya had beaten Senegal 7-0. However, with only one place up for grabs at the Moscow showpiece next year, the Cup final was all-important and it was the Tunisians who held sway to match the feats of their men’s side in reaching the World Cup.

Uganda beat Senegal to take the women’s Plate and Zimbabwe beat Zambia to the Bowl.

Tunisia become the 12th team confirmed for RWC Sevens 2013 in Moscow. Champions Australia, runners-up New Zealand, South Africa, USA and hosts Russia qualified directly with England, Spain, France, Netherlands, Ireland and Canada joining them through the regional qualifiers.

The remaining places will be filled by the South American champions and three qualifiers from the Asian qualifier, which takes place in Pune, India, on 6-7 October. Fiji, the best placed team behind Australia and New Zealand in the Oceania Sevens, will play in the Asian qualifier.

CAR Women’s Sevens results

Day Two

09:00 – Bowl SF: Morocco 0-12 Zimbabwe
10:06 – Cup SF: Kenya 7-0 Senegal
10:28 – Cup SF: Uganda 5-17 Tunisia
13:00 – Bowl Final Zimbabwe 14-10 Zambia
14:00 – Plate Final Senegal 5-12 Uganda
15:00 – Cup Final Kenya 10-14 Tunisia

Day One

Tunisia 36-0 Zambia (Pool C)
Kenya 34-0 Morocco (Pool C)
Uganda 12-5 Zimbabwe (Pool D)
Senegal 7-5 Zimbabwe (Pool D)
Kenya 36-0 Zambia (Pool C)
Tunisia 32-0 Morocco (Pool C)
Uganda 22-0 Senegal (Pool D)
Tunisia 5-7 Kenya (Pool C)
Morocco 0-5 Zambia (Pool C)

The CAR Men's Sevens took place at the same venue in Rabat with Zimbabwe and Tunisia qualifying for RWC Sevens 2013. DETAILS >>