16 Jun 2019 20:40pm
WINDHOEK, 16 JUN (NAMPA) The University of Namibia (UNAM) rugby team thrashed their opponents Kudus from Walvis Bay 47-20 here on Saturday to move to second place on the Namibia Rugby Premier League log standing.
UNAM went into the match third on the log with 19 points, while their opponents were sixth on 10 points.
UNAM, who were the dominant side on the day, made their intentions known as early as the seventh minute when Barry Gande opened their scoring through a try which Lorenzo Louis converted.
Kudus responded with a penalty in the ninth minute by Ulriato Lawrence while Chesbrough Lawrence ran in a try in the 17th minute which Ulriato converted for the coastal-based outfit to take the lead.
Kudus lead was short-lived as Chad Plato ran in UNAMs second try, which Louis converted. Shareave Titus managed to run in UNAMs third try, but Louis missed the conversion which made the half-time score 19-10.
In the second half UNAM ran in four more tries through Rheinhardt Carelse (two), Louis (one) and Paolo Andrews (one), while their opponents ran in two tries through substitute Vakomboka Kamboo and Victor Rodriquez.
Louis scored all four conversions for UNAM, while Ulriato missed both his conversions.
Played at the UNAM Stadium, the students collected two bonus points for the win, scoring seven tries. They moved to second place on 26 points, while their opponents Kudus remained sixth on 10 points.
Log leaders United managed to collect points after their opponents Reho Falcons failed to pitch on the day. United extended their lead at the top to 33 points.
In a match between Rehoboth and Western Suburbs, the Khomasdal outfit defeated the home side Rehoboth 25-2. The win moved Suburbs to fourth place on 20 points.
Rehoboth moved down to fifth position but collected bonus points for losing within seven points and now has 19 points.
Wanderers who had an off weekend and a game in hand, are third on the log with 21 points.