Welwitschias handed fifth straight defeat in Nelspruit

08 May 2016 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAY (NAMPA) – The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias on Saturday lost their fifth game in a row of the 2016 Currie Cup, 07 points to 47, against the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit, South Africa.
The Namibians are still bottom of the log in 15th position with zero points.
Russell van Wyk scored the only try of the game, while Justin Nel converted from the spot to give the Namibian side its seven points.
The Pumas scored seven tries and recorded six conversions.
In their opening game of the Currie Cup on 09 April, the Welwitschias lost by 17 points to 32 against Toyota Free State XV in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In their second game against the Golden Lions in Windhoek a month ago, they lost 12-66.
Their third game against the Cell C Sharks XV in Durban, South Africa two weeks ago ended 48-18 for the Sharks and a week ago, the Namibians lost 18 points to 31 against the Eastern Province Kings at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
The Welwitschias’ next game will be against log leaders ORC Griquas at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on 13 May. The Griquas are currently undefeated in five games played thus far and are leading the log with 24 points.
The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) registered a team made up of only local players for the 2016 edition of the Currie Cup tournament.
The tournament will be played from April to October, with the Welwitschias set to play seven games at home and seven in South Africa.