United and UNAM sink opponents

30 Jun 2019 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) – Trustco United Rugby Club’s winning streak continued on Saturday as they sunk Rehoboth 32-21 at their home ground in Olympia during their Namibia Rugby Premier League fixture.
The win against Rehoboth extended United’s points on the log standing to 42 points, 11 points clear of University of Namibia (UNAM) who are currently second on the log with 31 points after their win against Western Suburbs.
United, who have been in fine form throughout the season, trailed in the opening 15 minutes as Rehoboth’s Henrique Olivier scored two penalties in the eighth and 15th minute.
The home team responded in the 22nd minute with a try by Henry Kandjou, which Winmar Rust converted. United ran in their second try in the 27th minute through Stefan Louw, which Rust once again converted to extend their lead to 14-6.
Olivier scored his team’s third penalty in the 33rd minute but United ran in their third try of the match through Jonathan Goliath, but Rust missed the conversation.
Rehoboth’s Chemegan Beukes scored his team’s penalty try during injury time. The half-time score was 19-16 for United.
In the second half, Rust scored two more penalties for United in the 51st and 55th minute and Donavan van Wyk ran in United’s fourth try in the 70th minute. Rust made no mistake from the spot.
Despite United’s dominance on the day, Rehoboth’s Olivier managed to run in their second try in the 80th minute but failed to convert from the spot. The game ended 32-21.
In another match played at the UNAM stadium on Saturday between the university’s rugby team and Khomasdal-based Western Suburbs, UNAM thrashed their opponents 31-6.
Suburbs gave it their all in the first half which ended 12-6, but during the second half they had little to offer as UNAM dominated play and ran in three more tries.
UNAM’s five tries on the day were scored by Lorenzo Louis, Oderich Mouton, Prince Goaseb (two) and Shaun van Wyk. Louis scored three conversions from the five tries that he took.
(NAMPA)
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