Rugby Union sets record straight
Following an erroneous story last week, the Namibia Rugby Union responded to an injury claim to the Welwitschia’s utility forward, Munee Tjiueza. The claim was made by former National rugby player Wacca Kazombaize.
Said the Namibia Rugby Union, “Munee Tjiueza is a very talented player and has been in the national team setup since 2012. He is known for his bullocking runs with the ball and opposition players know that Munee run hard when he has the ball in hand. Munee was injured earlier in the year and since then his injury was managed and he had to undergo rehabilitation on the back injury.”
According to the Namibia Rugby Union, a string of tests conducted resulted in a decision by Tjiueza’s medical team to rest the player. “Munee underwent surgery on Monday, 8 December 2014. The NRU board, executive and national team management are all equally glad that the operation was a success and we wish Munee a speedy recovery. The medical team will monitor his recovery to set a date for his return to the field,” said the Namibian Rugby Union.
Tjiueza is expected to compete in the Welwitschia’s Vodacom Cup campaign and should be available for selection once the tournament kicks off next year.
Meanwhile in other rugby news, Namibia’s Sevens rugby team demolished Uganda by 19-5 to win the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Plate final during the CAR Sevens Tournament which was held last weekend in Harare, Zimbabwe.