13 Jul 2014 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 13 JUL (NAMPA) Windhoek-based Namibia Rugby Premier League side, Western Suburbs overcame their Rehoboth counterparts Reho Falcons 20-13 at Suburbs Park in Khomasdal on Saturday to remain at the top of Group B.
The Namibia Rugby Premier League is divided into two groups, A and B, with all group matches played in Windhoek, Rehoboth, and the two coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Saturday afternoon at the Western Suburbs Rugby Field saw players from both teams - Western Suburbs and Reho Falcons - give it their all in a tough encounter, with hard tackles in the first half. Suburbs led 10-6 at half-time.
In the second half Suburbs Ricardo Swartz and Victor Giggs scored tries to take the score line to 20-6, before Falcons Delrick van Wyk scored a try and Gregory Stein a conversion to take the final score to 20-13 in favour of Western Suburbs.
Speaking to members of the media after the game, the Falcons B teams manager Manfred van Wyk said there is a lot that needs to be improved. He was not happy with the fact that only one linesman helped the referee officiate the game.
We only had one registered linesman at the game and we used a Western Suburbs team B player to help on the other line because we did not have a second registered linesman. This is difficult when it comes to officiating the match as a lot of mistakes can be made, said Van Wyk.
He further added that referees and their linesmen do not have radios for communication and this hampers the games.
In another Group B match played in Rehoboth on Saturday, home side Rehoboth Rugby Club beat Unam 22-8.
In the Group A matches, Windhoek-based Wanderers used their home ground advantage, and thrashed Walvis Bays Dolphins 102-15 at the Wanderers sports field in Pionierspark. In another Group A match played in Walvis Bay, United beat Kudus 38-24.