United loses grip in rugby league battle

24 Jun 2017 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JUN (NAMPA) – Namibia Rugby Premier League outfit United Rugby Club (RC) were on Friday night thrashed 38-9 by the University of Namibia (UNAM), which makes their dream of reaching the knockout stage difficult.
With only two rounds left before the knockout stages in the Namibian Rugby Premier League, United needed a win to keep their dream alive.
At the UNAM Stadium, the home team ran in six tries and converted four times from the spot to extend their lead at the top of the log to 25 points.
Reinhardt Carelse, Cameron Klassen, TC Kiesing, Silvano Beukes, Chesbour Lawrense and Bradley Klazen scored UNAM’s tries, while Kiesing, Lorenzo Louis (two) and Denver Merurua converted from the spot.
With Unam already assured of finishing top of the log, the battle for the last three semi-final spots is still open for the six teams in the league, but with United losing grip after their defeat on Friday night, they now have to keep their fingers crossed for their opponents to also slip up in their remaining fixtures.
Unam have dominated the league, this season with 11 wins since the 2017 rugby season started earlier this year. They are now unbeaten in their last 24 matches in the league.
Before the Friday and weekend fixtures, Western Suburbs were second on the log with 38 points, followed by Wanderers RC (37) and Walvis Bay RC (32), Kudus RC (29), United RC (22) and Rehoboth RC (21).
The only team that was not in contention was bottom-placed Reho Falcon RC who were on four points.