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Namibia attains goal despite losing to South Africa

Namibia attains goal despite losing to South Africa

Niël Terblanché

THE Springboks beat the Welwitschias in their second Group B match at the Toyota Stadium with a score of 57 – 3.
Despite losing the match the Welwitschias succeeded in their goal which was to improve on their previous results against the Springboks. The Namibians managed to keep the score margin down to 54. The last time the two sides met in the World Cup tournament, the points difference was 87 points which represents a marked improvement for the Namibians.
The South Africans went on the attack from the very first minute of the match and ran in nine tries to give them the widest winning margin of the 2019 tournament so far and succeeding in their goal to get five points on the group log.
The only points on the scoreboard for the Welwitschias came from the boot of Cliven Loubser when he was successful with penalty goal in the 23rd minute of the first half.
Adriaan Booysen was sent to the sin bin in the first ten minutes of the match while Aranos Coetzee got the yellow card in the 63rd minute for an infringement on the South African captain Schalk Brits.
After the match Namibia’s Captian Tjiuee Uanivi said that the Welwitschias are building on the momentum that the gathered in the matches played at the tournament so far.
“We succeeded in what we set out to do. The contest against the South Africans was a great physical game. All we need to do is go back to look at what we can do better in our next match,” Uanivi said.
The Welwitschias is set to play the All Blacks, the reigning World Cup champions, next Sunday.

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