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WINDHOEK DRAUGHT WELWITSCHIAS vs XEROX GOLDEN LIONS

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!

Namibia Rugby Union reveal the home jersey

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).

Windhoek Draught Welwitschia vs. Toyota Free State

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).

Vacancy: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CEO Nru

Namibia Rugby Union (“NRU”) invites applications from suitably qualified persons who are ready and willing in attaining NRU’s vision of taking the Game to the next level by consistently progressing towards competitive performance on the world stage.

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Paratus Telecom sponsor

Paratus Telecom - a proud sponsor of the Welwitschias participation in the 2016 Currie Cup.

Launch of the Currie Cup

The official launch of the Currie Cup took place earlier today in Windhoek. Catch more on it tomorrow evening on nbc1 at 20:30.

Tickets

Tickets for all local matches will be available at Computicket or at the gates on match days. Watch this space!

CURRIE CUP FIXTURES 2016

WINDHOEK DRAUGHT WELWITSCHIAS vs.:

Sat 9 Apr Toyota Free State Bloemfontein 14:30 (Supersport)
Sat 16 Apr Xerox Golden Lions Windhoek 15:00
Sat 23 Apr
Apr Cell C Sharks Durban 15:00
Sat 30 Apr
EP Kings Windhoek 15:00
Sat 7 May
Steval Pumas Ermelo 15:00
Sat 14 May Griquas ORC Windhoek 15:00
Sat 21 May Leopards Potchefstroom 14:30
Sat 28 May Down Touch Griffons Windhoek 15:00
Sat 11 Jun Hino Valke Kempton Park 14:10 (Supersport)
Sat 18 Jun SWD Windhoek 15:00
Sat 25 Jun Boland Cavaliers Wellington 16:00
Sat 2 Jul Border Windhoek 15:00
Sat 15 Jul Vodacom Blue Bulls Pretoria
17:00
Sat 23 Jul DHL Western Province
Windhoek 15:00

Phase 2 will be determined after completion of the above games.

Windhoek Draught Welwitchias - Proudly sponsored by Windhoek Draught (NBL) and FNB Namibia

PRELIMINARY 2016 NRU FIXTURES

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

AFRICA CUP:

  • 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:

Tomorrow's domestic league games:

TIME HOME VISITORS
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

U20 Group - Junior World Rugby Trophy 2016

The NRU is proud to announce the U20 Group to participate in the Junior World Rugby Trophy 2016 in Zimbabwe from 15 April to 1 May 2016:

PROPS:

  • Ignus Tripodi
  • Hans Breedt
  • Arno von Vielich
  • Sam Kuvare
  • Marino Goagoseb
  • Shortlist: Norman Erasmus

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Kick-off to an exciting rugby-filled year

The kick-off to an exciting rugby-filled year happens this weekend. Support your favourite club tomorrow:

TIME HOME VISITORS
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

Jean-Luc Barthès

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

Jean-Luc Barthès

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.

http://www.worldrugby.org/news/138081

Namibia Rugby’s roadmap to 2019

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

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Gold Cup

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.

Gold Cup

Photo: Roger Sedres/ImageSA

Club rugby revival enters new 'Golden' era

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.

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Namibia Rugby Players

  Heinrich-Smit

Heinrich Smit

Position: Wings
Date of Birth: 21.11.1990
Place of Birth: Johannesburg (SA)
Weight: -
Height: -
Club: Leopards (SA)
Caps: 10
Debut: 06.11.2013

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