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Naartjie Park bursts with pride as Namibia beats the Kings

Naartjie Park bursts with pride as Namibia beats the Kings

Niël Terblanché

The Namibian Rugby team walked away with a well deserved 21 – 17 victory over the Isuzu Southern Kings in Walvis Bay in their final warm up match before the leave for Japan to compete in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Cliven Loubser’s kicking gave the Namibians an early lead when he put a penalty kick between the uprights 18 minutes in t the game.
The Kings’ Demetri Catrakilis equalised the scores a few minutes later with a penalty kick.

Winger JC Greyling scored Namibia’s first try but the conversion from Loubser went wide leaving the Namibians with only a five point lead.
The southern Kings also score a try which was converted giving them a two point lead but in the last seconds of the first half Namibia took the lead after a penalty kick by Loubser.
Five minutes into the second half another penalty for Namibia widened the lead for the home team to 14 – 10.
Louis van der Westhuizen scored Namibia’s second try which was converted by Loubser giving the Namibian a comfortable 21- 10 lead However the Kings fought back in the last ten minutes of the game.
A converted try for the Kings left the score at 21 -17 and the renewed inspiration had the Namibians battling hard to keep the Kings away from their try line.
They managed not to give away a penalty in the crucial stage of the game and when the final whistle blew the crowd at the Walvis Bay Private High School’s Naartjie Park was ecstatic.

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