ONE year on from a painful crash, Max Verstappen returns to Silverstone as clear favourite to register his first British Grand Prix win and increase his lead in the title race.
SOUTH Africa thumped Namibia 128-3 in their Rugby Africa Women's Cup match at City Park in Cape Town on Thursday, after leading 54-3 at halftime.
SA, who had earlier beaten Zimbabwe 108-0, were once again a class apart as they ran in 20 tries in a sparkling performance.
Their forwards dominated up front, pushing Namibia back metres in the scrums, while locks Lerato Makua and Nompumelelo Mathe, and flanker Sinazo Mcatshulwa excelled in the loose, scoring several tries between them.
Amongst the backs, fullback Nadine Roos and replacement wing Simamkele Namba stood out with four tries each, while flyhalf Libbie Janse van Rensburg added 38 points through two tries and 14 conversions.
The win saw SA winning the southern leg of the inaugural competition and they will now go through to the finals against other regional winners later this year.
Zimbabwe, who had earlier beaten Namibia 72-0, finished second, while Namibia came third.
Helge is a freelance sports journalist at The Nambian newspaper.