United and Rehoboth through to semi-finals of rugby league

24 Aug 2014 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 24 AUG (NAMPA) – The United and Rehoboth Rugby Clubs reached the semi-finals of the Namibian Rugby Premier League at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday.
The Namibian Rugby Premier League is divided into groups A and B.
The top two runners-up in each group meet for play-offs, which decide who will play in the semi-final, with the top seeds from each group qualifying for the finals of the league play-offs.
In the play-offs on Saturday, Rehoboth Rugby Club and Kudus Rugby Club opened the quarter-finals at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
Rehoboth opened the scoring in the 12th minute with Elrich Jansen running in a try, but Kudus responded just two minutes later with a try from Anthony Jevu in the 14th minute and Ivo Croza converting the conversion to take the lead.
Rehoboth’s Howard Titus scored three penalties before half-time, while Kudus’ Grant Nash scored a try and Croza converted his second conversion of the game to take the half-time score to 14-14.
In the second half, Rehoboth ran in four tries and a penalty through Reduan Beukes and Keathan Freygang.
Kudus only managed to score two tries in the second half, bringing the final score to 39-26 in favour of Group B runners-up Rehoboth.
In the other quarter-final match, Group A runners-up United sent out a message to their semi-final opponents as they beat Reho Falcon with a 49-12 score line.
United opened the scoring just a minute into the game with a brilliant run from Tuna Amutenya, and Winmar Rust converting the conversion.
Before half-time, United had already ran in three tries and scored three conversions, while Reho Falcons only managed to score one try for the entire first half, through Melrick Africa.
The half-time score was 28-5 in favour of United.
In the second half, United continued where they left off as they ran in three tries and converted all conversions. Falcons only managed one try and a conversion to take the final score to 49-12.
In the semi-final next week, Group A winners Western Suburbs will face Group B runner-up Rehoboth Rugby Club, while Group B winners Wanderers will play the runner-up in Group A, United for a spot in the finals of the Namibian Rugby Premier League.