Welwitschias closer to tri-nation triumph
The Welwitschias only need a point at least against Kenya on Saturday the 16th to clinch The Windhoek Draught Rugby Series 2013 after seeing off Zimbabwe 35-26 at the Hage Geingob stadium on Friday night.
The Welwitschias were trailing Zimbabwe 13-17 in the first half and also the opening 20 minutes of the second half only to come behind with 11 tries to ensure a deserve win for the home side.
The Zimbabweans supporters were the busiest on the night as if they were the home team, screaming and cheering for their side every time they had the ball.
Zimbabwe’s Jan Ferreira stood out although his six tries could not help his side overcome the home side that had to thank Theuns Kotze for his second half display that saw him scoring three tries.
This was the second successive defeat for Zimbabwe against the Welwitschias in the Tri-Nations series having lost 37-33 last year 2012 also in Windhoek.
The tournament serves as a good platform for the Welwitschias ahead of the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Pool 1A Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifiers to be held in London, England.
On Tuesday night, Zimbabwe play Kenya at 19H30 while Namibia game with Kenya will start at 17H30 on Saturday.