Swaziland v Botswana in Gaborone
Venue: Botswana University Ground
Botswana will host the CAR Division 1C tournament later in July. To prepare for this tournament they have two games to play. In June they travelled to Zimbabwe and defeated the Matabeleland Invitation XV 30-14. Today they play the visiting Swaziland side.
Swaziland are not down to participate in any of the CAR tournaments this year. If they do it would probably be in Division 2 South. This is a big assignment to take on the Botswanians who are in the same league as Cameroun, Ivory Coast and Zambia.
There is hope from Swaziland RU for a home game against Botswana later this year, and a yearly home-away contest.
Last Five Encounters
17.05.2008 Botswana 25-7 in Gaborone (WCQ Africa, South, Pre-qualifier)
19.07.2007 Botswana 46-0 in Gaborone (CAR South, Group B)
23.04.2005 Botswana 19-12 in Gaborone (WCQ Africa R 1A, South)
04.09.2004 Botswana 25-22 in Gaborone (CAR Div.2, South)
05.10.2002 Drawn 10-10 in Malkem (CAR, South 2)
Swaziland has never defeated Botswana in seven encounters.
GWC Rugby Rankings do not apply. Swaziland is not on the register, not having played a rugby test since 2010.
Prediction: Botswana by 20 points
Vuma Nxumalo, Michael Dos Santos, Muzi Dludlu, Bheki Mbuyisa, Themba Manyatsi, Sergio Dos Santos, Sifiso Dlamini, Bongani Dlamini, Wilson Dlamini, Malindi Dlamini, Sibusiso Kunene, Mau Gina, Lelo Dos Santos, Phasika Dlamini, Bongmusa Dlamini, Mphumelelo Sondlo, Bandile Vilakati, Thami Msimango, Thando Dlamini, Absalom Shabangu, Ncamiso Dlamini, Wandile Magwaza
Botswana Squad not available