Zimbabwe win “Battle of Zambezi”

Zimbabwe won the "Battle of the Zambezi" 26-25 on Saturday in Lusaka thanks to a try from the final play of the game

Published by Zed Sport, June 22nd, 2024

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Zimbabwe win “Battle of Zambezi”

Despite a valiant effort, Zambia's home advantage was insufficient to secure a victory, as Zimbabwe won their second consecutive game over the hosts.

Zimbabwe dominated the first half, scoring the opening goal and taking a 0-5 lead. They increased their lead to 0-7 following a successful conversion. Zambia finally regained their footing, scoring a try to put the games score 5-7. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, reclaimed the lead, scoring another try and converting to make the score 5-14. Zambia refused to give up, scoring a spectacular try and converting to trail 12-14 at halftime.

Zambia capitalised on opportunities in the second half, taking a 25-19 lead. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, took advantage of their final opportunity, scoring a try and converting in the final minute to steal victory from the jaws of defeat.

This heartbreaking loss is Zambia's second defeat to Zimbabwe in the Zambezi showdown, with the visitors claiming back-to-back victories. Despite the setback, Zambia showed remarkable strength and determination, pushing Zimbabwe to the limit.

The battle of the Zambezi is a highly competitive rivalry between the two teams, and each game demonstrates the growing competitiveness of women's rugby in the region as both teams continue to demonstrate extreme skills and passion for the game.