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Rugby: South Regional Sevens – Historic Performance Of The Mauritians

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A gold medal for the men and a bronze medal for the women and as a bonus a ticket for the men’s national selection for the Commonwealth and World Cup qualifying tournament next April. These are the results of the Mauritian participation in the pre-qualifying tournament South Regional Sevens which took place on January 29 and 30 in Lesotho.

A first victory on the African level for the national selection of women’s rugby 7. “This first victory in Africa that we were waiting for since 2018,” said Jean Maurice Gobelet, the DTN of rugby.

In four games played the Mauritians have won twice. A surgical victory against Botswana 21-12 and a stroll against Lesotho 33-0.

Rugby Women's Team Bronze Medal Winners
First victory and first medal for the girls in Africa

However, Amelie Ritter and her teammates lost 25-0 against Zimbabwe and 17-10 against Namibia. The Mauritians thus win the bronze medal in this tournament.

In the men’s category, Mauritius won the gold medal by achieving the pass of five. Alexis Merle’s teammates beat Eswatini (14-0), Lesotho (22-5), Botswana (21-10) in the group stage. Then, in the semifinals, they dominated again Eswatini (14-0). In the final Mauritius did not tremble against Lesotho (14-7).

The men’s national team has thus validated its ticket for the Commonwealth and World Cup qualifying tournament next April in Tunisia.

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