ZIMBABWE saw a good first half go to waste whey lost 31-5 to Wales in the first match of the IRB Sevens World Cup in Dubai yesterday.
The Zimbabweans matched the Welsh in defence, skills and set pieces in a tightly contested first half.
Aled Brew scored two tries early in the first half for Wales and the Red Dragons never really looked in trouble for a while. But before the half time whistle, Zimbabwe winger Gerald Sibanda did pull the score back to 12-5.
Craig Hill restored Walesâ€™s lead by rushing under the posts for a converted try after two minutes of the second half.
Lee Williams added another try having rounded the Zimbabweans to score in the corner. The try was not converted.
Zimbabwe had a spell of pressure midway through the second half but that was undone when they fumbled wide allowing Hill to move in for his second try.
Zimbabwe play group favourites Argentina in their second Group F match this morning and bottom seeds Uruguay later in the day. â€” Staff Writer.