Welwitschias excited to play their last game in Swakopmund

05 Oct 2017 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 OCT (NAMPA) – The Welwitschias are motivated and looking forward to playing their last game of the Currie Cup First Division in the coastal town of Swakopmund, team coach Lyn Jones has said.
The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will play their seventh game of the competition at 15h00 on Saturday against Boland Cavaliers, at the Swakopmund Central Field.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Jones said going into this fixture, their aim is to do better than they did in their game against the Border Bulldogs in South Africa last week Saturday.
The Namibians lost 25-26 against the Bulldogs. They are now seventh on the log of eight teams with 12 points from six games played thus far.
Jones said the team has improved a lot in their performance compared to what they did last year in the same competition.
He said their target was to win all their games in this competition, but that did not happen.
“We are still working on improving each section of the team, and hopefully by next year we will win more games than we did this year,” he said.
The coach explained that they will do everything needed to achieve the desired results.
“If you look at the way this team was last season we have really improved - winning two games now compared to not winning any games last season,” he said, adding that they made big strides and by 2019, they will be where they want to be.
Jones also said the coastal weather in Swakopmund will be perfect for his players to give their best.
“It was really hard to select the travelling squad this weekend because all the players gave it their best and wanted to play in Swakopmund, but we selected a team that will represent the country well,” he said.
Players in this weekend’s squad are Hauta Veii, Orbert Nortje, Hermanus Grobler, Ruan Ludick, Denzil van Wyk, Rohan Kitshoff (Vice Captain), Roberto Forbes, Thomas Kali, Eugene Jantjies (Captain), Theuns Kotze, David Philander, Darryl de la Harpe, Lesley Klim, Johan Tromp and Mahco Prinsloo.
The substitutes are Daniel van Vuuren, Abel de Klerk, Nelius Theron, Muniovita Kasiringua, Riaan de Klerk, Pieter Steenkamp and Heinrich Smit.