The Under-20 Barthes Trophy defending champions Zimbabwe put on a clinical performance at a packed Nyayo Stadium on Sunday evening to defeat hosts and crowd-favorite Kenya 28-7.
This came after they reached the finals along with the Barthes 2023 host team Kenya and the two faced each other during the past weekend on Sunday the 30th of April, in determining who will be this year’s champions.
The Chipu who are known as the Kenyan Team, trailed by 21-7 at the breather after scoring a converted try through their captain Laban Kipsan however there was no breakthrough in the second half.
Zimbabwe’s first match against Ivory Coast painted a positive start as Zimbabwe won 55:00. In the Semi-finals Zimbabwe trashed the might of Tunisia 60:6.
Previously the Barthes was called Rugby Africa Division 1 “A” U20 it was later named after Rugby Regional Manager of Africa Jean Luc Barthes who passed away in 2016.
The tournament serves as a qualifying event for World Rugby Under 20 trophy.
Zimbabwe will be joined by Kenya who will be the host and Samoa, Spain, Uruguay, Scotland, and Hong Kong in a match that will be played between Canada and America one of them will determine who will be part of the tournament.
The two teams: Zimbabwe and Kenya will be Africa’s representatives at the Junior World Trophy in July.