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Welwitschias takes on Argentina in Rugby Nations Cup

Welwitschias takes on Argentina in Rugby Nations Cup

Pictured: The Namibia rugby team practice before they take on the Argentinian XV in its opening match of the World Rugby Nations Cup tonight. Photos: Contributed

Aili Iilonga
NAMIBIA’S senior rugby fifteen will take on the Argentinian XV tonight for its opening match of the 2019 World Rugby Nations Cup at the Charrua Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The 14th edition of the Nations Cup is being hosted by Uruguay for the third year in succession featuring the likes of Argentina XV, Namibia, and Russia and hosts Uruguay with a strong focus on the upcoming World Cup slated for September in Japan.
The Nations Cup is a vital World Rugby high show piece tournament that will provide important competition for the participating unions in their preparations ahead of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Japan on September 20.
The Namibian team which mainly consist of experienced players, left for Uruguay on last week Friday where it will play over three match days from June 4, 9 and 15.
Namibia last participated in the 2015 edition, where it failed to record a single win nor a point in all its matches.

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