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Impala kick off Africa Cup with big win
June 17, 2014
CELL C Community Cup champions, Rustenburg Impala, kicked off their Confederation of African Rugby Africa Cup campaign in style with a 61-17 win over Mauritius at the Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone on Sunday.

Impala, who were invited to represent South Africa at the week-long IRB-sanctioned tournament that also features hosts Botswana, Nigeria, Swaziland and Zambia, encountered spirited opposition from the Indian Ocean islanders in the first half before pulling away after the break.

Tries to flanker Leon du Plessis, eighthman and skipper Nelis Nel and centre Dumisani Matyeshana – all converted by flyhalf Willie Kok – gave Impala a hard-fought 21-10 half-time lead.

The North West miners scored another six in an action-packed second stanza, which saw Matyeshana notch a brace and Du Plessis complete his hat-trick to go with tries from lock Henro Huyser, scrumhalf Jermaine Appollis and centre Justin St Jerry. Kok, a standout for Impala at scrumhalf during the Community Cup, converted eight of the nine tries for a personal haul of 16 points.

Impala will play hosts Botswana, currently 75th in the latest IRB rankings, in Wednesday's main match, before finishing off the tournament against 81st-ranked Nigeria on Saturday.

Remaining fixtures:

Wednesday 18 June:

Nigeria v Swaziland (12h30)
Zambia v Mauritius (14h30)
Botswana v Rustenburg Impala (16h30)

Saturday 21 June:

Mauritius v Swaziland (12h30)
Rustenburg Impala v Nigeria (14h30)
Botswana v Zambia (16h30)

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Cell C Community Cup
Thursday, April 02 2015
12:00 - Durbanville-Bellville vs College Rovers
Impala Rugby Club, Rustenburg
14:00 - Despatch vs Wanderers
Impala Rugby Club, Rustenburg
16:00 - Rustenburg Impala vs Pretoria Police
Impala Rugby Club, Rustenburg
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, April 03 2015
08:35 - Hurricanes vs DHL Stormers
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
10:40 - Rebels vs Reds
AAMI Park, Melbourne
HSBC Sevens World Series Japan
Saturday, April 04 2015
03:00 - Fiji vs Wales
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
03:22 - England vs Hong Kong
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
03:44 - New Zealand vs Scotland
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
04:06 - Australia vs Portugal
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo
04:28 - South Africa vs Canada
Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo

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