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Namibia wins after resilient comeback

Namibia wins after resilient comeback

Aili Iilonga

THE Namibian National Rugby Team put up a fantastic second half performance to beat the Isuzu Southern Kings 28 – 22 win at home.
Playing one of their last preparation matches ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, Namibia came from behind to win against a tough opponent and seize a victory in front of the home crowd.
In the first half, the Southern Kings got a penalty in the second minute of the game and shortly afterwards added to their lead with a try scored by Howard Mnisi.

Namibia fought back when Torsten van Jaarsveld scored a try leaving the score line 7-8 in favour of the away team.
By half time, the scoreline stood at 7 – 22 for the visitors after John Jackson scored another try which was converted by Bader Pretorius.
Namibia came back on the field in a fighting spirit as Eugene Jantjies scored a try which was converted by Cliven Loubser.
Loubser converted another Try in the 73rd minute leaving the score line at 21-22.
In the dying minutes of the game, Chad Plato scored Namibia’s final try which was also converted to give the home side the 28-22 victory.

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