Wanderers thrash Rehoboth in Premier League clash

10 Jul 2016 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JUL (NAMPA) – Namibia Rugby Premier League log leaders Wanderers showed their dominance when they thrashed Rehoboth 87-0 on Saturday.
Going into the game at the Wanderers Sports Field on Saturday, Wanderers were the favourites to win the game as they won their first round encounter in Rehoboth by 26 points to six.
Ahead of the two teams’ encounter, Wanderers were top of the log with 64 points from 14 games played in the league thus far, while Rehoboth were seventh on the log with 25 points from the same number of games.
On Saturday Wanderers showed their dominance as they ran in 13 tries and converted 11 times.
The Premier League log leader opened the score in the first five minutes of the game after Janneman Breedt ran in their first try of the game but Riaan van Zyl failed to convert from the spot.
Before the half-time break the home team ran in five more tries and Van Zyl converted from four of them.
The half-time score was 38-0.
In the second half the home team continued their dominance as they scored seven more tries and Van Zyl made sure he converted from all seven spot kicks.
Wanderers try scorers on the day were Deselvano Beukes (three), Breedt (one), Zaynor Platt (one), Enem Kritzinger (two), Alberto Engelbrecht (two), Stef Botha (one), Wikus Jacobs (one) and Tershwin Raubenheimer (two).
With only three matches in hand before the knockout stages, Wanderers are now leading the log with 69 points and they are in the running for a top-four finish and a chance to go through to the play-offs.
Another game played on Saturday saw third on the log United in a narrow defeat against coastal-based outfit Kudus. United lost the game by 16 points to 13 at the home ground in Olympia.