Namibia Sevens Rugby team aim to play Safland finals

09 Nov 2016 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 09 NOV (NAMPA) – The team manager of Namibia’s Sevens Rugby team, Robert Dickson on Tuesday said his team is aiming to reach the finals of the Safland Sevens Rugby Tournament in Swakopmund this weekend.
Speaking at the handover of a donation of N.dollars 175 000 and vehicles by Novel Ford in Windhoek, he said the players are excited and have trained well for this competition.
“We believe that after our impressive performance in the sevens tournament we just played in Kenya, we can make it to the final. It will be fun to play South Africa or Germany in that last match of the competition,” he said.
The Namibian Sevens team finished second in the Africa Rugby Sevens cup, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya in October. With their second finish, the team will now compete in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Rugby Sevens World Series to be held in Hong Kong in April 2017.
Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven-minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40-minute halves.
The Safland Sevens Rugby Tournament will see international teams such as South Africa's famed Blitzbokke battling it out with the Namibia Sevens Rugby Team.
South Africa won the maiden edition of the tournament that was held in Windhoek, Namibia last year.
Other invited teams competing in the tournament include the likes of South Africa, Zambia, Living Legends, SA All Stars, Kenya, Namibia Academy, Germany and Botswana.