Former Welwitschias captain, Sean Furter, expects the senior national rugby team to cruise past Kenya in the winner-takes-all final match of the 2019 Rugby Africa Gold Cup scheduled for Saturday at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek.
Former national rugby captain, Corné Powell, is confident that the Welwitschias will qualify for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, despite the threat posed by Zimbabwe and Kenya in the qualifiers that start this weekend.
Buoyed by their 34-24 away win to Hino Valke (Falcons) last weekend, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will be hoping to make it two wins in a row when they take on a wounded Vodacom Blue Bulls at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday.
Former Welwitschias flanker, Dian Gene Wiese, has traded his rugby boots for boxing gloves and has set his sights on becoming a national and Commonwealth champion.
The Welwitschias who are on a run of two consecutive losses in this season’s Super Sport Rugby Challenge will be hoping for a change in fortunes as they come up against a wounded Golden Lions team at the Hage Geingob Stadium this weekend.
The Welwitschias 39-7 loss to the Hino Valke (Falcons) of South Africa in the first match of the 2018 SuperSport Rugby Challenge is a clear indication that a lot needs to be done if the team is to have any chance of winning a single match in this year’s competition.
Welwitschias coach, Lyn Jones, believes his team will be the underdogs in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge match against the Hino Valke (Falcons) of South Africa at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday.
Welwitschias second string team coach, Lyn Jones, is expected back in the country on 1 April after agreeing to a new contract with the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU).
The recent appointment of Peter de Villiers as the new Zimbabwe rugby national team coach means the Welwitschias will have to double their efforts in their bid to qualify for a sixth straight International Rugby Board (IRB) World Cup finals next year.