Namibia fly half Theuns Kotzé effortlessly strikes over a well struck 40 metre drop goal during the Nations Cup match against Argentina Jaguars in June 2015 at the Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest.
Namibian international Jacques Burger is scheduled to travel to Windhoek this weekend to join the national squad ahead of the two test match Windhoek Draught Friendship Series against Russia starting on July the 11. Speaking from London where he was still training with his club outfit Saracens this week, Burger said he was very excited to play at home again.” It is always great to play in front of your people, friends and family. I am really looking forward to join up with my team mates and represent my country again.”
Former Blue Bulls back-line coach Pieter Rossouw says he is very excited about the prospect of working with the Namibian national team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The Namibian Rugby Union confirmed on Monday that Rossouw has been appointed as back-line coach for the Namibian national side for RWC 2015. The appointment to Namibia’s World Cup coaching staff is the result of a long standing relationship between the NRU and the Blue Bulls Company .
The Namibian Rugby union has confirmed that the head coach of the senior national team, Danie Vermeulen, has stepped down from his position. Vermeulen who has been in charge of the team since 2012, tendered his resignation on Wednesday afternoon and it was accepted by the NRU Board at a meeting in Windhoek, Wednesday evening.
During Namibia's recent visit to Romania a great deal of work was put in behind the scenes especially on the conditioning of the players. While the results did not go as hoped, the hard work will certainly pay off later this year as it is now exactly 3 months until Namibia face New Zealand in London.
This great article on Jacques Burger was published by THE RUGBY PAPER in the UK.
After the best part of ten months at the coal face on behalf of Premiership champions Saracens, Jacques Burger is taking June off and intends to do nothing more energetic than putting the barbecue packs on the brai and sipping the odd lager and fine wine. Rea more: http://www.therugbypaper.co.uk
The Namibian Rugby Union on Thursday named a 50-man preliminary training squad from which the final team of 31 players for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England in September and October will be selected.
The group includes 15 players with Rugby World Cup experience while five players, prop Johnnie Redelinghuys, lock Nico Esterhuyze, loose-forwards Jacques Burger and Thinus du Plessis as well as scrum half Eugene Jantjies participated in the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cup tournaments in France and New Zealand respectively.