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Article about Jaques Burger

Die rugbywêreld groet ’n grote met Jacques Burger se bevestiging dat hy in sy laaste wedstryd vir Saracens teen Newcastle Falcons in Allianz Park in die Engelse premierliga opdraf waarna hy sy stewels vir goed gaan ophang.

Die wedstryd is Sondag om 15:10 Namibiese tyd (regstreeks op SuperSport 7).

Die 32-jarige Namibiese flank het sy land in 41 toetse verteenwoordig en sy verskyning by drie opeenvolgende Wêreldbekers gemaak waar hy sy land met onderskeiding verteenwoordig het – die laaste twee kere as kaptein.



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Burger to retire after Saracens' weekend clash

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has confirmed he will retire from rugby following Sunday's Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle at Allianz Park.

Burger, 32, joined Saracens in 2009, while he captained Namibia and played in three successive World Cup campaigns, winning a total of 41 caps.

He established a reputation as one of the toughest tacklers in world rugby, and he was among the Premiership's most consistent performers during his time in England.


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A tribute to Jacques Burger

Legendary rugby writer Chris Hewett pens a tribute to Jacques Burger ahead of the Namibian's final ever game this Sunday.

Back in 2010, when this writer met Jacques Burger for the first time and listened to him talk – and talk, and talk – about his abiding love of the great outdoors and his plan to farm 14,000 acres of wild southern African land in his native Namibia the moment his professional sporting career came to an end, The Independent newspaper carried a long feature under the headline: “The New Toughest Guy In Rugby?” Never was a question mark more superfluous. You could be as blind as a bat and still identify Burger as the toughest of the tough, simply by listening to the percussive sound of his tackling.


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1891 the touring British rugby team came to play in the first rugby currie cup. No team beat the 1891 tourists, but they reckoned that Griqualand West had played best against them – perhaps a diplomatic decision as Kimberley was then in the thrall of men such as Cecil John Rhodes and Barney Barnato.

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Namibia beat Hong Kong with 70:8

Well done to our Namibian U20 team for beating Hong Kong by 70 points to 8!! Very proud of coach Roger Thompson and the whole team!

The Namibian U20 team's score of 70 points against Hong Kong (8) were skilfully created as follows:

Tries: Unomasa Kavita (2)
Johan de Klerk (2)
Gino Wilson
Hillian Beukes
Stiaan van der Merwe
Sam Kuvare
Cliven Loubser

Conversions: Cliven Loubser (8)

The Finals of the U20 Junior World Trophy 2016 will take place on Sunday, 1 May 2016. More details to follow.

Namibia U20 will face Fiji in the Bronze Final of the U20 Junior World Rugby Trophy 2016 at 13:00 on Sunday, 1st of May, for a play-off for 3rd/4th place. Namibia ended second in their pool.

More info:


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Namibian U20 team jerseys against Hong Kong

The Namibian U20 team receiving their playing jerseys with a special message from their roommates, for their last pool match against Hong Kong tomorrow.

Our 100% Pure Fan of the Week winners

Our 100% Pure Fan of the Week winners have been chosen. Congrats to Her Excellency Suama Nangolo, Jacques Armand De Waal, Hafeni DKB Shindume, Dj-expo Expo, Alfred Van Rooi, Bridgette Burger, Armand Armpie de Klerk and Flavio Cardinno VW. You’ve each got a case of Windhoek Draught and two tickets to the next Currie Cup home game coming your way. Keep your eyes on our page for more great competitions.

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Namibian U/20 team to play against Hong Kong U/20

It is with great pride that we announce the Namibian U/20 team to play against Hong Kong U/20 tomorrow in Zimbabwe:

1. Hans Breedt
2. Orbert Nortje
3. Antonio Tripodi
4. Johan Luttig
5. Lebeau du Preez
6. Cameron Langenhoven (captain)
7. Johan de Klerk
8. Riaan de Klerk
9. Jerome Beukes
10. Cliven Loubser
11. Unomasa Kavita
12. Allister Miller
13. Hillian Beukes
14. Gino Wilson
15. Stiaan van der Merwe

16. Wildre Smith
17. Arno von Wielligh
18. Marino Goagoseb
19. Rheinhardt Carelse
20. Sam Kuvare
21. Demarscho Beukes
22. Henrique Olivier

Wishing them the best of luck in their last pool match!

Namibia Rugby Players


Damian Stevens

Position: Scrum-Half
Date of Birth: 02.06.1995
Place of Birth: Windhoek
Weight: 68 kg
Height: 1.64 m
Club: WP u/20 (SA)
Caps: 1
Debut: 08.08.2015

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