Namibia beat Tunisia 22-14

07 Jun 2015 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) - The Welwitschias won their match against Tunisia with a score of 22-14 on Saturday.
The team under the captaincy of Pieter-Jan (PJ) van Lill arrived in Tunisia only two days prior to the match which took place in Nabuel, giving them little time for preparation.
The national rugby team went up against Tunisia as part of their preparation for the International Rugby Board's (IRB) Rugby World Cup, which takes place in the United Kingdom from 18 September to 31 October this year.
The half-time score of Saturday’s match was 12-8.
Van Lill told members of the media after the match it was a tough match as there was little time for preparation.
“I am happy with the win, but we have to work harder for the Rugby World Cup as we are not on par yet,” Van Lill said in video footage provide to Nampa by SuperSport.
He added that the ball retention was not what the team wanted, and that the team must work harder on the scrums as well.
Meanwhile, Welwitschias coach Danie Vermeulen echoed the captains's sentiments on the state of the game, saying too many mistakes were made.
“It was not pretty. We have to be honest with ourselves, too many mistakes, poor decision making, but at the end of the day we have to look at the positive side, and take it forward,” Vermeulen said.
PJ van Lill, David Philander and Theuns Kotze scored for Namibia, while Auoadi Chahir and Chamss Kalifa scored for Tunisia.
Namibia is currently on a three-week tour in preparation for the Rugby World Cup.
The team will now travel to Romania where they will face the Argentinian Jaguars, Romania and Spain.
(NAMPA)
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