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Namibia: Kudus, Wanderers Set the Pace

FNB Kudus remained on the high of the log within the Rugby Premier League, whereas FNB Wanderers maintained their problem, however FNB Western Suburbs and FNB Grootfontein dropped off the tempo after struggling defeats on Saturday.

At Walvis Bay, Kudus chalked up their fourth successive victory of the season with a 31-6 win towards FNB Reho Falcon.

Kudus scored a complete of 5 tries to choose up a bonus level, with fullback Aston Mukwilongo, proper wing Zane Williams, centre Justin Newman, hooker Jarren Koning and substitute again Michael Hummel all touching down, whereas flyhalf Aurelio Plato added three conversions.

The victory sees Kudus remaining on the high of the go browsing 19 factors, whereas Wanderers moved as much as second place on 16 factors after beating Western Suburbs 45-10 on the Wanderers subject in Pionierspark.

In a excessive depth match of terrific assaults and defence by each side, Wanderers emerged comfy winners, scoring six tries to at least one, however the match was nearer than the rating suggests and had Suburbs taken their probabilities it might have been a a lot tighter end.

Wanderers got here out attacking from the beginning and took an early lead when centre Bredell Wessels crashed over for a transformed strive after solely two minutes.

Suburbs instantly counterattacked however knocked the ball on with the try-line gaping, whereas flyhalf Bronwen Willemse hit the submit with a penalty try after 10 minutes.

Wanderers flyhalf Andre van der Berg succeeded with a 45m penalty to place them 10-0 forward, however Suburbs as soon as once more squandered a scoring probability by a dropped move within the backline.

Suburbs lastly opened their account by a Willemse penalty, and continued to pound away at Wanderers’ line, however Wanderers wing Nandi Karuuombe turned defence into assault when he snatched up a free ball near his strive line and ran 80m to dive over in the best hand nook.

Van der Berg added a fantastic conversion from the touchline to place them 17-3 forward and when hooker Obert Nortje crashed over from a ahead maul for an additional transformed strive, Wanderers have been properly forward at 24-3.

Suburbs, nonetheless, refused to surrender, and their resolve was rewarded when proper wing Morgan Esterhuizen went over within the nook, with Willemse including a fantastic conversion kind the touchline.

Wanderers instantly struck again and with eighthman Christo van der Merwe creating an overlap within the backline, rightwing Ryan Coetzee charged over for an additional transformed attempt to put Wanderers 31-10 forward on the half time break.