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Welwitschias to face Valke in their final match of the SuperSport Challenge this weekend

Welwitschias to face Valke in their final match of the SuperSport Challenge this weekend

Hage Geingob Stadium this weekend will host the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias last 2019 SuperSport Rugby Challenge match against Hino Valke.

Despite not winning a single match in the challenge, the Welwitschias Coach, Johan Diergaardt said competing in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge has given players a chance to prove themselves under a pressuring time, and there are those that have brought their all.

“Speaking of opportunities, this weekend we will see Tuna Amutenya in the starting line-up for the first time as well as Hillian Beukes,” he added.

A curtain raiser prior to match has been scheduled for 13h30 which will see UNAM 3 play Wanderers 3.

There will also be a 20min demo match at 15h00 where everyone is invited to witness a spectacular display of Women’s Rugby in Namibia, building on a recently launched campaign by World Rugby namely, Women In Rugby with the powerful tagline – Start Rugby. Become Unstoppable.

The worldwide campaign is aimed to increase participation in women’s rugby and showcases inspiring woman who have challenged barriers to participation and have used rugby to overcome life challenges.

“I encourage everyone to come out and support the Welwitschias on Saturday when they play Hino Valke, its really what the team needs after their loss against the Pumas last weekend. We need to now leave the Pumas behind us. Remember that back in 2018 on the 16th of June, we also lost with a similar margin of 94 – 3, we thereafter came back a better team,” said Edward Mensah, President of the NRU.

The participating local team for this weekend coached by Johan Diergaardt is as follows:, Simon Kanime, Gerhard Thirion, Graham April, Ruan Ludick, Reinhart Carelse, Berry Gande, Joshua Jacobs, Driaan Voster, Jean-Claude Winkler (C) ,Henrique Olivier, Paulus Hangula, Millan van Wyk, Jamie Joseph, Chad Plato, Lorenzo Louis, Jeandre Cloete, Wilfred Saunderson, Enzio Kotzee, Uazikamiza Mieze, Jay-C Olivier, Hillian Beukes and Tuna Amutenya.

Tickets prices for the day are follows: Adults: N$ 50 Pre Sold; Adults: N$ 70 Gate Entrance; Children: N$ 10 (Pre Sold); Children: N$ 20 Gate Entrance; VIP (Suite): N$ 200 Per Person and the tickets will also be available at and Pick n Pay outlets.


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