The Namibian team will arrive back in Windhoek, Tuesday afternoon at 14:00 on flight BA 6275. We hope to see you all there !
A huge thank you to Gilbert Rugby for the mini balls presented to every squad memner - a great souvenir of our wonderfull time in England. Thank you for this and for your suppurt throughout !
Special evening for Namibia's Johhnie Redelinghuys receiving his 50 th match jersey from NRU President Bradley Basson.
A special jersey made for a special man. Team manager Wessel Kotzè had Johnnie Redelinghuys jersey for the match against Argentina embroided with the number 50.
Prop forward Johnnie Redelinghuys will this weekend become the first Namibian player to earn 50 caps for his country after being named in the match day 23 for Namibia’s final Pool C match this Sunday against Argentina in Leicester. The 31 year-old owner of a construction company won his first cap for Namibia on the 9 th of September 2006 against Kenya in Nairobi. Redelinghuys was named on the bench for the match and said it was a huge honour to become the first Namibian player to reach this milestone.
Namibia’s inspirational captain Jacques Burger has been ruled out of his country’s final Pool C game against Argentina on Sunday, thereby ending an illustrious international career. Burger suffered a confirmed concussion nine minutes into the match against Georgia on Wednesday evening at Sandy Park in Exeter and will not be able to play against the Pumas in Leicester.
Burger’s test career for Namibia spanned over nine years and 36 caps which included three Rugby World Cup appearances in 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Last night he equalled Hugo Horn’s 11 Rugby World Cup appearances for his country.
A few images that described an incredible night for Namibia Rugby - a brave Jacques Burger bring interviews post match , Prince Harry watching Namibia's brave performance , Namibia thanking their fans for incredible support , a dressing room disappointed but extremely proud and Man of the Match Tinus du Plessis.
NAMIBIA NAME SQUAD FOR GEORGIA MATCH
Namibia have named their squad to face Georgia in the Pool C clash. The starting XV have 398 test caps between them, over one hundred caps more than their next most experienced RWC line-up. The starting XV for Namibia when they were defeated by Wales 81-7 in 2011 boasted 294 test caps.
Namibians response to our twitter poll was fantastic and the result was very positive. In addition we gained over 400 new followers. We will shortly be posting a new poll on @RugbyNamibia.
Behind the scenes - Namibia's Team Manager Wessel Kotzè on the signing session for World Rugby.Posted by Namibia Rugby Union on Saturday, 3 October 2015
Friday evening Plymouth City Council and HMS Devenport Naval Base welcomed the Namibian Team to the city with a reception at HMS Devenport Rugby Club. A fantastic evening out and an opportunity to thank all those who have been extremely generous to the Namibian team. The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Dr. John Mahony, The University of St.Mark and St.John, HMS Devenport and Plymouth Albion RFC.
Namibia training on Friday at the university of St. Mark and St.John against the Royal Naval College team from Dartmouth.