WINDHOEK DRAUGHT WELWITSCHIAS vs XEROX GOLDEN LIONS on Saturday, 16 April 2016.
Avoid the queues - bookings are open on Computicket.
LOTS of fun for the whole family, all day long, proudly brought to you by Windhoek Draught and FNB Namibia!
It is with much awaited anticipation and great excitement that the Namibia Rugby Union reveal the home jersey of the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias for the upcoming Currie Cup.
The design and material is the same as the RWC team used which means nothing was spared to ensure the guys play in the best technology and design available.
Currie Cup jersey (front & back) posed by captain Rohan Kitshoff and displayed in scrum pose by Lesley Klim, Rohan Kitshoff and Darryl de la Harpe.
The team will depart tomorrow morning to Bloemfontein where they will play in their first match of the Currie Cup against Toyota Free State. The match will be broadcasted live on Supersport at 13:30 (Namibian time).
We are proud to announce the Windhoek Draught Welwitschia team to face Toyota Free State in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 9 April 2016:
1. Quintin Esterhuizen
2. Gerhard Lötter
3. Collen Smith
4. Muniovita Kasiringua
5. Ruan Ludick
6. Rohan Kitshoff (Captain)
7. Leneve Damens
8. Roderique Victor
9. Arthur Bouwer
10. Mahco Prinsloo
11. Malcolm Moore
12. Darryl de la Harpe
13. JC Greyling
14. Russell van Wyk
15. Johann Tromp
16. Joe Hermann
17. Hauta Veii
18. Shaun du Preez
19. Denzil van Wyk
20. JC Winkler
21. Shawn Kaizemi
22. Riaan van Zyl
The match will be broadcast by Supersport at 14:30 (SA time).
Namibiese rugby is gereed om in sy terugkeer tot die Curriebekerreeks sy beste voet voor te sit en die momentum te behou wat tydens verlede jaar se stewige Wêreldbeker geskep is.
The U/20 team visiting Seaworks Fish Factory in Walvis Bay
Tickets for all local matches will be available at Computicket or at the gates on match days. Watch this space!
WINDHOEK DRAUGHT WELWITSCHIAS vs.:
|Sat||9 Apr||Toyota Free State||Bloemfontein||14:30 (Supersport)|
|Sat||16 Apr||Xerox Golden Lions||Windhoek||15:00|
||Apr Cell C Sharks||Durban||15:00|
|Sat||14 May||Griquas ORC||Windhoek||15:00|
|Sat||28 May||Down Touch Griffons||Windhoek||15:00|
|Sat||11 Jun||Hino Valke||Kempton Park||14:10 (Supersport)|
|Sat||25 Jun||Boland Cavaliers||Wellington||16:00|
|Sat||15 Jul||Vodacom Blue Bulls||Pretoria
|Sat||23 Jul||DHL Western Province
Phase 2 will be determined after completion of the above games.
Windhoek Draught Welwitchias - Proudly sponsored by Windhoek Draught (NBL) and FNB Namibia
JWRT - Zimbabwe:
- Tues 19 Apr Namibia U/20 vs USA U/20
- Sat 23 Apr Namibia U/20 vs Uruguay U/20
- Wed 27 Apr Namibia U/20 vs Hong Kong U/20
- Sun 1 May JWRT Finals
NATIONS CUP - Bucharest, Romania:
- Thur 9 Jun Namibia vs Romania
- Mon 13 Jun Namibia vs Spain/Portugal
- Sat 18 Jun Namibia vs Emerging Italy
- Sat 2 Jul Namibia vs Uganda - Kampala, Uganda
- Sat 16 Jul Namibia vs Kenya - Windhoek
- Sat 6 Aug Namibia vs Zimbabwe - Windhoek
DOMESTIC LEAGUE (ongoing):
- Sat 30 Jul Semi-Finals - Windhoek
- Sat 6 Aug Finals - Windhoek
RUGBY AFRICA UNDER 19 TOURNAMENT - Windhoek:
- Wed 24 Aug Namibia vs Tunisia
- Sat 27 Aug Semi-final & Final
Tomorrow's domestic league games:
|15h15||Walvisbay 1||United 1|
|15h15||Western Suburbs 1||Dolphins 1|
|15h15||Wanderers 1||Reho Falcon 1|
|15h15||Rehoboth 1||Unam 1|
|13h30||West Coast Sharks 1||United 2|
|13h30||Western Suburbs 2||Dolphins 2|
|13h30||Wanderers 2||Reho Falcon 2|
|13h30||Rehoboth 2||Unam 2|
Kudus - Bye
The kick-off to an exciting rugby-filled year happens this weekend. Support your favourite club tomorrow:
|15h15||Dolphins 1||Kudus 1|
|16h15||United 1||Wanderers 1
|15h15||Unam 1||Western Suburbs 1|
|15h15||Reho Falcon 1||Rehoboth 1|
|13h30||Dolphins 2||Kudus 2|
|14h30||United 2||Wanderers 2|
|13h30||Unam 2||Western Suburbs 2|
|13h30||Reho Falcon 2||Rehoboth 2|
Our deepest condolences to the family of Jean-Luc Barthes, a man who has proven his passion and commitment to rugby in Africa, and made a huge impact on many lives. RIP
World Rugby mourns passing of Jean-Luc Barthes
It is with great sadness that we learned of the news that World Rugby's Rugby Services Manager for Africa, Jean-Luc Barthes has passed away.
Namibia Rugby Union concluded a weeklong workshop earlier this week which was used to finalise the unions plans for the next RWC cycle (2016 to 2019). The union has to present a performance case to World Rugby on 15 January 2016 in London, which is part of the new strategy by World Rugby to support Tier 2 countries. The performance case include an analyses of the past RWC cycle (2012 to 2015) and planning for the next cycle.
Mark Egan, head of performance and competitions of World Rugby, visited the union the past two days where he did a union review. “I am glad to say that the NRU is in a very good position this time around after the RWC. They have performed well at the RWC, is in a sound financial position and have very good plans for the next cycle. I had meetings with the deputy minister of sport as well as some of the sponsors and the feeling I have after these meetings is that there is a very good trust relationship between the union and these stakeholders. The inclusion of Namibia to participate in the Currie Cup is an exciting announcement which will give Namibia the opportunity to participate in an established competition with a Tier 1 country. This is the missing link with many Tier 2 countries. The Currie Cup and test calendar will ensure that players are tested at this level for 25-30 matches a year for the next cycle, which is very good for the development of the players. The union governance is in place under the presidency of Bradley Basson.” said Mark Egan
The South African Community Cup national championships for open clubs will be known as the Gold Cup from 2016 – named after the tournament’s iconic winner’s trophy.
Photo: Roger Sedres/ImageSA
Club rugby’s revival will enter a ‘Golden’ era from 2016 with a host of exciting changes to the popular Community Cup national championship for non-university clubs, following a decision of the Executive Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
- Community Cup gets "Gold Cup" re-design
- Tournament moves to logical post-season finale
- Top Namibian & Zimbabwean clubs join the fray
- 2016 club season to decide final qualifier slots
The Community Cup, which replaced the old national club championships in 2013, will move from its pre-season timeslot to provide a more logical post-season climax to the South African club season and will henceforth be known as the Gold Cup – named after its iconic, solid-gold winner’s trophy.