UNITED and Wanderers remained unbeaten after the fourth spherical of ladies’s rugby matches over the weekend.
At the Unam area, United notched up their fourth successive victory this season with a 26-7 win towards Unam, whereas Wanderers beat Sparta 36-0 on their house floor in Pionierspark for his or her third victory of the season.
In a 3rd match on Saturday, Rehoboth beat Grootfontein 31-17 on their house area in Rehoboth.
Eight groups are at present competing within the fledgling 10-a-side league, which serves as a precursor to the inaugural 15-a-side nationwide league which is because of kick off in June or July. Kudus from the coast and Okahandja have been the 2 groups not in motion on Saturday.
At the Wanderers area, Wanderers romped to a snug victory after main 24-0 at half time.
Their nationwide wing Chriszenthia Bassingthwaighte was the star of the present, scoring three tries, whereas centre Shandre Jantjies, prop Waemy Haindongo and lock Mandie van Staden scored one attempt every.
Flyhalf Ida Visagie added two conversions and substitute flyhalf Chere du Plessis one conversion.
At Unam, United outscored Unam by three tries to 1 to comfortably win their encounter.
Ivonne Kooper, Nicole Philander and Lydia Nanamus every scored a attempt for United, whereas Fiola Vliete added 4 conversions and a penalty.
Unam’s factors got here through a attempt by Ndapanda Kakundi and a conversion by Mandy Hansen.
In Rehoboth, the house staff recorded a convincing victory over Grootfontein after working in 5 tries, with Whitney Daniels scoring a hat-trick and Pauline Kiewiet and Leventine Boois one attempt every.
Romandre Nangombe added three conversions.
Namibia’s nationwide coach Christelle Kotze mentioned she was excited by the expertise on show.
“I’m very impressed by the talent on display and there are definitely a lot of new players that I would like to invite to the national trials which are coming up in preparation for the inaugural Africa Cup,” she mentioned.
Namibia misplaced their first 15s worldwide match 75-5 to Zambia final November, however Kotze mentioned Namibian girls’s rugby has improved lots since then.
“One must remember that a lot of the girls only played their first ever 15s match that day, so it’s still a learning process and there’s a lot of skills and tactics that they still have to learn in the 15s game. Previously they only played Sevens rugby, but now they are already learning new skills with the Tens game, before we upgrade to the 15s league. They will also have to be fitter for that because 15s will be 40 minutes a side, while the 10s is 20 minutes a side,” she mentioned.
The inaugural Africa Cup will probably be performed on a regional foundation, consisting of 5 teams of three, with Namibia competing in a southern pool towards South Africa and Zimbabwe.