The Namibian senior rugby team, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will have another chance this weekend to redeem itself after Saturday’s 52-36 drubbing at the hands of Uruguay in their first test match played at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
Namibia expects tough encounters against the visiting Uruguay rugby national team, coach Phil Davies has said.
The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias travel to East London this weekend to face Border Bulldogs at the BCM Stadium, in a match that the national rugby team will be playing for pride.
Former national team flanker Sybrand de Beer, who played for the country between 1995 and 1999, believes that both the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias and FNB Western Suburbs are on the right track in their respective competitions.
Namibia’s greatest rugby export, Jacques Burger, believes that the senior national rugby team, the Welwetschias, still have a long way to go before they can become a force to be reckoned with in world rugby.
The Welwitschias will be hoping to record a second successive win in the Currie Cup First Division when they host a wounded Falcons at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.
After coming within minutes of winning their opening match in the Currie Cup First Division last weekend against the Touch Down Griffons, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will this Saturday host the Eastern Province Kings, in a must-win match for coach Lyn Jones and his team.
After finding life difficult in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias are looking forward to the Currie Cup First Division, where the team stands a chance of doing well.
Welwitschias coach Phil Davies is hoping that his team’s recent triumph in the Africa Rugby Gold Cup will result in a sponsorship rush, as he eyes a possible two-test series against Uruguay in November.