Luis stars as UNAM reclaim top position

28 Jul 2019 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) – University of Namibia (UNAM) fullback Lorenzo Luis scored 26 of his side’s 56 points as his team beat Wanderers 56-31 in a top of the table rugby clash at the university’s sports ground on Saturday, and in the process regain top spot on the log.
Luis scored one try, converted six out of the seven scored by his team and added three penalty goals, to lead his side to an emphatic victory against the defending champions who started the day on second on the log, while UNAM was on third.
UNAM, who took a 29-14 halftime lead, scored their other tries through Paolo Andrews, Shreave Titus, Renier Benade, Cameron Langenhoven and replacements Clyde Besser and Enzio Kotzee.
Wanderers, who gave a good account of themselves replied through MP Pretorius, who scored a hat-trick of tries with Wessels Bredell and Elmarco Beukes who scored a try each while Brandon Groenewald converted three and missed two.
Following the victory, which came with two bonus points for the students, UNAM moved to the top of the log with 46 points while Wanderers moved to second on 43 points.
The two teams will meet again on Friday, 03 August at Wanderers Sports Club.
Both teams went into the match missing several of their first team players who are currently training with the national team, 12 for UNAM and 16 for Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Kudus beat Reho Falcons 41-03 in the only other match played on Saturday.