WAP win Momentum schools trophy
19 Aug 2018 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 19 AUG (NAMPA) Windhoek Afrikaans Privaatskool (WAP) were on Saturday crowned the Under-19 Super League Momentum Schools Rugby Board Trophy champions for the first time in their history.
They beat Windhoek Gymnasium 26-25 in a nail-biting encounter at a packed Hage Geingob Stadium.
WAP came from behind to cause an upset with Super League tournament favourites and defending champions Gymnasium, who dominated play in the first half as it ended 13-9 in their favour.
WAP scored two tries, three penalties and a drop kick compared to Gymnasiums three tries and two penalties on the night.
In the first half Gymnasium scored penalties through Wiks Tromp in the fifth minute and 24th minute, while Monré Meyer ran in a try in the eighth minute which Tromp converted.
WAP only scored three penalties in the first half through the boot of Johan Zaayman.
In the second half Gymnasium came out firing on all cylinders, scoring tries in the 46th and 53rd minutes through Lyle Beukes and Ethan Thiart, while Tromp converted only one of the two tries.
Zaayman from WAP scored a drop kick while Louis Karsten and Jurgen-Leigh Human ran in a try each, which Keanu Engelbrecht converted to give his team a point win to lift the Momentum super league trophy for the first time.
Speaking to the media after the match, WAP head coach Johan Zaayman said his team coming from behind to lift the trophy for the first time shows their hard work and dedication over the past four years paid off.
The boys showed a lot of composure throughout the season and this win was really important for them as well as our school for all the support they have been giving us as a team, he said.