Welwitschias thrashed again in Currie Cup

03 Jul 2016 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 03 JUL (NAMPA) - The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias lost their 12th game in a row of the 2016 Currie Cup against Border Bulldogs from South Africa here on Saturday.
The match ended 18-76 at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
The Namibian team is still the last of 15 teams on the log with one point, while the victory moved the Bulldogs up one place to position 10 with 25 points.
On Saturday, the home side opened the scoring two minutes into the game through a penalty kick by Riaan van Zyl but it did not take long before the visitors responded with their first try of the game, which was also converted.
In the 17th minute of the game, Van Zyl scored another penalty for the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias to close the gap to one point.
Before the half-time break, the Bulldogs ran in another try but the Welwitschias replied with a try of their own through Macho Prinsloo and Van Zyl converted.
The first half ended 13-19 in favour of the visitors.
The Bulldogs ran in eight more tries and converted five.
The Welwitschias only managed to run in their second try of the game through Phillip Nashikaku but Van Zyl failed to convert from the spot.
Speaking to the media after the game, Windhoek Draught Welwitschias captain Francois Wiese said the team had a bad second half and allowed more tries.
“In our coming games, we have to work hard on our defence and I am disappointed that we could not maintain the same momentum we had in the first half, but I should thank the supporters who always come out and cheer on the team,” he said.
The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias’ next game of the competition will be against the Vodacom Blue Bulls on 15 July in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Namibian team is made up of only local players for the 2016 edition of the Currie Cup, a South African provincial tournament.
The Welwitschias now have only two matches left in the competition, one of which is to be played at home and another in South Africa.
(NAMPA)
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