The Namibia Senior Rugby Team
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Namibia Senior Rugby Team tournaments
Rugby has without a doubt been Namibia’s most successful team sport code since the country gained Independence in 1990. Namibia missed out on qualification for the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, but since then Namibia has qualified for four successive World Cups in Wales in 1999, Australia in 2003, France in 2007 and New Zealand in 2011.
In 2010, Namibia participated in the South African Vodacom Cup competition for the first time in eight years, following successful negotiations between the NRU and the South African Rugby Union.
Namibia created history on June 20, 2010 when they beat Georgia 21-16 to win the IRB Nations Cup for the first time in their history. Namibia was the only unbeaten team at the tournament after they beat Romania 21-17 and Scotland A 23-20 in their earlier matches.
Namibia has made its mark on the African continent as the second strongest rugby nation after South Africa. The Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) introduced the CAR Cup for African nations in 2000 and over the following decade Namibia won the title three times.