Playing away from home at the Presidential Guard Complex in Yaounde, Addax of Douala beat their hosts YUC 11-6 – and were crowned 2018 Cameroon Rugby Champions.

The mouthwatering encounter was the national final of the Cameroon Rugby championship, organised by the Cameroon Rugby Federation (FECARUGBY), as part of a drive to promote the sport in the country.

The first segment of the encounter was the most difficult one as both sides failed to carry the lead and point scoring was limited to penalties.

It was Touko Ngale that scored the opening goal for Addax of Douala from the penalty spot. Minutes later, YUC of Yaounde, with the home crowd behind them, got the equaliser as both sides were forced to go into half time on parity.

Visitors dominate second half

As play resumed, however, it was the visitors who proved the dominant force. They launched a series of attacks which gradually yielded fruit and they won the game 11-6.

Yanick Toukup of Addax Douala was named best player of the 2018 edition of the championship.

Amongst the dignitaries present at the final were Jacques Philippe Obama, the representative of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education and president of FECARUGBY Marc Essono.

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