U-20 rugby team wins second game in Uruguay

03 Sep 2017 12:10pm
WINDHOEK, 03 SEP (NAMPA) - Namibia registered its second win at the World Rugby Under-20 Trophy competition currently underway in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Namibia beat Chile 33-19 on Saturday at the Estadio Charrúa. The match was streamed live on the World Rugby website.
The Namibians ran in five tries and converted four times from the spot, while their opponents ran in three tries and converted two of them.
In their opening game of Pool A on Tuesday, Namibia beat Canada 31-16 for a positive start to the championship.
Namibia now leads the Pool on 10 points, with Japan second on nine points, Chile third with two points and Canada without a point.
Namibia’s next game will be against Japan on Wednesday.
The Pool A winner will play against the winner of Pool B on 10 September.
The 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy is the 10th annual international rugby union competition for under 20 national teams. Eight teams compete in this second-tier world championship.
The winner of the Trophy will play in next year's Upper-Level U-20 Championship. Japan qualifies automatically for the 2018 championship as host nation.
In 2016, Namibia finished fourth in the U-20 Trophy competition held in Zimbabwe. Samoa won the competition.