Welwitschias thrashed by SWD Eagles

19 Jun 2016 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) - The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias on Saturday lost their 10th game of the 2016 Currie Cup after going down 05-96 to SWD Eagles at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek.
The South African team ran in 14 tries to give them one of the biggest score lines since the South African provincial tournament kicked off in April this year.
The Welwitschias were just four points away from conceding their second century of the campaign. On 28 May at the Hage Geingob Stadium, the Welwitschias conceded 101 points against the Down Touch Griffons.
On Saturday, Namibia’s only points came through a try by Lesley Klim.
Speaking to the media after the game, Welwitschias captain Quintin Esterhuizen said the team did all it could. He was happy that the new players that were brought into the team to replace those representing the country at the 2016 World Rugby Nations Cup in Romania worked well on the day.
The Welwitschias are now last on the log of 15 teams with two points. Their next game will be against the Boland Kavaliers on 25 June at the Boland Stadium, Wellington in South Africa. The Boland Kavaliers are currently fourth on the log from nine games played thus far. They have 35 points.
The Namibia Rugby Union registered a team made up of only local players for the 2016 edition of the Currie Cup tournament.
The Welwitschias now have only four matches left in the competition – two to be played at home and two in South Africa.