WHS ends Tsumeb’s unbeaten run

The last of the Momentum U/19 rugby league pool phase matches once again produced some upsets and a flood of tries.

22 July 2019 | Sports

Elizabeth Joseph & Leandrea Louw

As the Momentum Rugby U19 Premier League reached the exciting final weekend of the pool phase, the clash between KMC/JCC Windhoek Affies against PSG Pro-Ed Academy at Affies Park attracted a lot of enthusiastic support from both sides.

The defending champions and contenders for top spot, Affies raced into a 13-0 lead within the first eleven minutes. At halftime Affies held a 16 points lead (23-7) and eventually ran out 35-21 winners.

The home side took the maximum nine league points by scoring four against the three tries by the opposition.

Flyhalf Jeandre Loubser, number 8 Bernhardt Wessels (2) and scrumhalf Louis Karsten scored tries for WAP. Loubser also added 12 kicking points along with one conversion kicked by Keanu Engelbrecht.

The result saw Pro-Ed finishing in sixth place and although they did not qualify for the Super League (the knockout phase for the top five teams), the Swakopmund side will still have a good chance of winning the Momentum U19 A league.

WAP captain and flank De Wet Oosthuizen was honoured in his 50th match for the first team when he ran onto the field on his own ahead of the kick-off.

WHS vs Tsumeb Gym

Samsung Windhoek High School became the first team to end Rubicon Tsumeb Gymnasium’s unbeaten streak, with a 46-20 win at the FNB Vegkop Stadium.

The Tsumeb team had the luxury of starting the match with some of its reserve players, a move which provided them with valuable game time ahead of the semi-finals.

Despite the loss, Tsumeb Gymnasium still finished in first position (66 points), followed by Windhoek Affies (65), Windhoek Gymnasium (60) and WHS (59).

In next weekend’s quarter-final weekend, WHS will be involved in a playoff match against fifth-placed Walvis Bay (50).

WBPHS vs Elnatan

Pupkewitz Haval Elnatan travelled from Stampriet to take on Namib Diesel Walvis Bay PHS in Walvis Bay at Naartjies Park.

The final score saw WBPHS winning 51-0, thereby getting back on track following a disappointing and costly midweek loss against coastal rivals Pro-Ed last Wednesday.

Walvis Bay Private High School scored seven tries, five conversions and also managed two converted penalties.

Victor van der Watt, captain of Walvis Bay Private said that he is proud of his team and the spirit they showed on the field.

“For the next one, we are definitely going to practice harder, keep our heads held high and our feet on the ground.”

Elnatan will next face their northern rivals Private School Moria.

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