Welwitschias too strong for German opponents

30 Oct 2014 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 30 OCT (NAMPA) – The Namibian senior national rugby team beat Germany 53-20 in an international friendly match here on Wednesday.
The game, which was played at the Trustco United Field in Olympia, was used as the local side’s last preparation match at home before they embark on their ‘Tour of the Northern Hemisphere’, which kicks off on 07 November against Canada in Colwyn Bay, Wales.
The ‘Tour of the Northern Hemisphere’ is being undertaken in preparation of Namibia’s participation in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
The match against the German side started like a house on fire with the Welwitschias, as the Namibian is popularly known, opening the scoring with a try in as early as the fourth minute through Johan Deysel.
By half time, Namibia had made five tries, scored one penalty and made four conversions. Germany had only managed to score two penalties to take the half time score to 36-6 in Namibia’s favour.
In the second half, Namibia continued where they left off in the first half with Thomasau Forbes, Danie Dames, and JC Greyling scoring their tries. Germany scored two tries, and made two conversions to end the game with a 53-20 score line.
For the world cup, Namibia is drawn in Pool C with New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga and Georgia.