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Jersey presentation in Zimbabwe

Namibian ambassador in Zimbabwe, Her Excellency, Balbina Pienaar, and First Secretary, Mr Shivute, doing the jersey presentation to today's team against Spain.

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Namibian Under 20 team to face Spain

The Namibian Under 20 team to face Spain at the Junior World Rugby Trophy in Zimbabwe tomorrow:

1. Hans Breedt
2. Wildrè Smith
3. Antonio Tripodi
4. Johan Luttig
5. Lebeau du Preez
6. Cameron Langenhoven (captain)
7. Cameron McNab
8. Allie Emamdien
9. Jerome Beukes
10. Cliven Loubser
11. Gino Wilson
12. Allister Miller
13. Janry du Toit
14. Unomasa Kavita
15. Stiaan van der Merwe

16. Orbert Nortje
17. Sam Kuvare
18. Marino Goagoseb
19. Riaan de Klerk
20. Johan de Klerk
21. Demarscho Beukes
22. Henrique Olivier

We wish coach RogerThompson and his team the best of luck!

We're up against the Sharks.

Be sure to join us in supporting the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias in their Currie Cup game this weekend! We're up against the Sharks. Cheers and good luck to the team!

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Welwitschia team to play against the Cell C Sharks XV

We are excited to announce the Windhoek Draught Welwitschia team to play against the Cell C Sharks XV on Saturday, 23 April, at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban:

1. Quintin Esterhuizen
2. Gerhard Lötter
3. Shaun du Preez
4. Denzil van Wyk
5. Ruan Ludick
6. Rohan Kitshoff (captain)
7. Leneve Damens
8. Roderique Victor
9. Arthur Bouwer
10. Shawn Kaizemi
11. Russell van Wyk
12. Darryl de la Harpe
13. JC Greyling
14. Johann Tromp
15. Riaan van Zyl

16. Joe Hermann
17. Collen Smith
18. Muniovita Kasiringua
19. Morné Blom
20. JC Winkler
21. MP Pretorius
22. Francois Wiese

Thank you to the sponsors of the team, Windhoek Draught and FNB Namibia, for making the team's participation in the Currie Cup possible.

Our 100% Pure Fan

Congratulations to our 100% Pure Fan of the week Michaela Scott. You’ve won two tickets to the next Currie Cup home game AND a case of Windhoek Draught!

You can show your support and stand the chance to WIN by simply uploading the Namibian Eagle as your Facebook profile picture with #Nam4TheWin! Remember to change your picture settings to public so we can see your entry.

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U20 Trophy gets off to a thrilling start

Played under blue skies at the Harare Sports Club, the opening round of matches at World Rugby U20 Trophy 2016 produced no less than 39 tries and 302 points and wins for Namibia, Spain, Fiji and Samoa.

USA 44-46 NAMIBIA

USA captain Hanco Germishuys’ hat-trick was in vain as Namibia snatched victory in a riotous game of running rugby that was settled deep into stoppage time.

The Junior All-Americans looked on course to repeat their narrow Trophy win over the Namibians in 2009 until replacement Stiaan van der Merwe levelled the scores with his side’s sixth try and Cliven Loubser kicked the all-important conversion.

Only once before (Zimbabwe in 2012) has a team scored so many points and lost an U20 Trophy fixture, although that game was played under the five points for a try ruling not the six-point system being trialled in the World Rugby U20 Trophy.

Source and More: http://www.worldrugby.org/news/154682

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Work for the U/20 team

After yesterday's win, it is back to work for the U/20 team today. Next game is on Saturday, 23 April, against Spain.

Namibia U/20 has beaten the team of the USA

Namibia U/20 has beaten the team of the USA by 46 points to 44 in a nail-biting match in Zimbabwe. The following contributed to the points of Namibia:

Tries: Orbert Nortje, Johan Luttig, Jerome Beukes, Gino Wilson, Unomasa Kavita and Stiaan van der Merwe.
Kicks: Henrique Oliver (3) and Cliven Loubser (2)

We are extremely proud of our youngsters!

Their next game is on Saturday 23 April against Spain.

BREAKING NEWS

from the U/20 World Rugby Trophy:
Namibia 46 - USA 44!!!!

More details to follow

Streaming

We are not streaming the U20 Trophy on the World Rugby website but the stream is available on the World Rugby YouTube channel.

Day 1 action can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/uqF6n1nXsBE

We cannot guarantee the level of coverage from Zimbabwe so please bear with us it there are an issues with the streaming.

A preview and wrap-up of each Day’s matches will be available on the website: http://www.worldrugby.org/tournament/1656

Jerseys Namibian U20 team

NRU Vice President: Rugby, Ivan Gaya, handing over the jerseys for tomorrow's game to the Namibian U20 team.

 

The Namibian U/20 team to face USA

The Namibian U/20 team to face USA in the World Rugby U/20 Trophy 2016 tournament in Zimbabwe tomorrow:

1. Hans Breedt
2. Orbert Nortje
3. Antonio Tripodi
4. Johan Luttig
5. Cameron McNab
6. Cameron Langenhoven (Captain)
7. Johan de Klerk
8. Riaan de Klerk
9. Jerome Beukes
10. Henrique Olivier
11. Gino Wilson
12. Milaan van Wyk
13. Janry du Toit
14. Unomasa Kavita
15. Cliven Loubser

16. Wildre Smith
17. Sam Kuvare
18. Arno von Wielligh
19. Le Beau du Preez
20. Allie Emamdien
21. Allister Miller
22. Stiaan van der Merwe

We wish our young team all the best for their first match in the tournament!

Vir die Curriebeker

Goeie skare by Windhoek Draught Welwitschias se eerste kwalifiserende tuiswedstryd vir die Curriebeker. Volg die aksie hier.

Source: Republikein

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Nederlaag met 66-12 in die Hage Geingob stadion

Die Xerox Goue Leeus se ondervinding as kampioene van die Curriebeker het duidelik geblyk toe hulle die Windhoek Draught Welwitschias 'n nederlaag met 66-12 in die Hage Geingob stadion toegedien het.
Die Namibiërs se tuisvoordeel voor 'n opgewonde skare was nie genoeg om die Leeus te weerstaan nie, wat dié keer veel meer klinies op die aanval was ná die erge kritiek wat deur hul skoknederlaag laas naweek teen die Grens Bulldogs ontlok is.

Die beter gekondisioneerde Gautengers het reeds ná 28 minute hul bonuspunt met hul vierde drie ingepalm om pad na hul voorsprong van 38-5 met rustyd. Die Leeus het uiteindelik tien drieë teen twee gedruk.
Riaan van Zyl, in die beginspan nadat Malcolm Moore in die opwarming sy dyspier beseer het, het sommer vroeg sy eerste drie in 'n senior Namibiese trui gaan druk. Hyself het die teenaanval aan die gang gesit en het Russell van Wyk deur die volgende gaping gestuur, voordat hy Van Wyk se aangee op die grond raakgevat en op volle vaart die laaste verdediger saam met hom doellyn toe geneem het.
Van Zyl, wat die skaal op 'n ongelooflike 59 kilogram trek, se vlugvoetigheid het duidelik die verbeelding van die Windhoekse skare aangegryp wat sy drie met dreunsang van "Riaan! Riaan!" begroet het.
Darryl de la Harpe, senter, het die Welwitschias se tweede drie in die 53ste minuut gaan druk, maar dit was uiteindelik nie genoeg teen die aanslag van Ruan Lerm se manne nie. Lerm is agterna as speler van die wedstryd aangewys.
Rohan Kitshoff se Welwitschias se volgende wedstryd is komende naweek teen die Haaie in Durban.

Foto: Riaan van Zyl word geluk gewens deur Léan Stoop, sy klubmaat, na afloop van die provinsiale wedstryd teen die Leeus.

Source: REPUBLIKEIN

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CURRIE CUP: Border hold off Sharks

The Border Bulldogs clinched a 37-32 win over the Sharks in round two of the Currie Cup qualifiers, while there were also victories for SWD and Griquas on Friday.

In an exciting clash in East London, the hosts withstood a late onslaught by the Sharks to record a second successive win and their first bonus-point triumph of the season.

Border, who beat the Golden Lions in the opening round, outscored the struggling Sharks six tries to four to move up to third on the log. Border's right winger Makazole Mapimpi posed the biggest attacking threat to the Sharks, scoring an incredible four tries; while flyhalf Oliver Zono bagged a brace.

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Windhoek Draught Welwitschias team vs Xerox Golden Lions

We are proud to announce the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias team that will play in the first home match of the Currie Cup tournament this Saturday, against the Xerox Golden Lions:

1. Quintin Esterhuizen
2. Gerhard Lötter
3. Shaun du Preez
4. Muniovita Kasiringua
5. Ruan Ludick
6. Rohan Kitshoff (captain)
7. Leneve Damens
8. Roderique Victor
9. Arthur Bouwer
10. Shawn Kaizemi
11. Russell van Wyk
12. Darryl de la Harpe
13. JC Greyling
14. Malcolm Moore
15. Johann Tromp

16. Joe Hermann
17. Collen Smith
18. Denzil van Wyk
19. Eagon Cloete
20. JC Winkler
21. MP Pretorius
22. Riaan van Zyl

Your team needs your support! Main match starts at 15:00, schools and clubs rugby from 8:00.
Don't miss the fun - proudly brought to you by Windhoek Draught and FNB Namibia!

FAN OF THE MATCH?

Be sure to check out the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias going up against the Lions this weekend, and stand the chance to be our FAN OF THE MATCH. Here’s how:

1. Get down to the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday
2. Take a pic of yourself showing your support of the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias – and have fun with it!
3. Upload your pic to the Windhoek Beer Facebook page with #Nam4TheWin and you could win a six-pack of Windhoek Draught!

FAN OF THE MATCH Competition

Namibia Rugby Players

  David Philander

David Philander

Position: Wings
Date of Birth: 04.01.1987
Place of Birth: Windhoek
Weight: 86 kg
Height: 1.73 m
Club: Spotswood (NZ)
Caps: 28
Debut: 14.06.2008

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