In a game in which rugby was expected to be the winner, Namibia scored first and were soaring like Namibian eagles. I’m still trying to determine if that is a compliment or an insult.
Italy was always the favourite, but Namibia were determined not to go down without a fight.
The end score of 47 – 22 in favour of Italy was not a true reflection of the match. The Namibians looked stronger throughout, but missed tackles and silly mistakes cost them, often on the final pass.
The Azzurri won the match, and judging by their post game celebration had almost forgetten what to do when victorious.
It was sad to see Namibia fumble their best shot at victory this World Cup.