Unam wins Kudu XV rugby tournament

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07 March 2020 | Sports

Walvis Bay


Unam defeated Sparta 12 – 0 and clinched the final of the Kudu XV Rugby tournament at Jan Wilken Stadium.

The winners of the tournament which also saw newly appointed national team coach Johan Diergaardt in attendance, pocketed N$ 5000 and the runners up N$2500.

The students from Windhoek were up against Sparta from Walvis Bay in the final which produced saw some superb attacking rugby.

Tighthead prop Hauta Veii crashed over for the first try and fly-half Delron Brand added the conversion. The score was 7-0 at halftime.

Brand scored a second try for Unam when play resumed. He missed the conversion. Unam kept Sparta from crossing the chalk line with some tight defensive play and frustrated the coastal side.

Eight teams including Dolphin, Falcon, Grootfontein, hosts Kudus I and II, Sparta, Unam and Vikings competed in the tournament which produced 16 matches in total.

Kudus I on 14 points and Sparta with 8 points advanced into the semi-final round from Group 1. Kudus II on 12 points and Unam with 11 points advanced from Group 2.

Sparta defeated the surprise package of the tournament Kudus II with 7-0 in the first semi-final. Inside centre Deon Venter crashed over and also converted his try during the first half, for the only points in the match.

Unam defeated Kudus I with 8-3 in the second semi-final. Neither teams managed to score any points in the first half with fly-half Delron Brand missing two difficult penalty kicks for Unam.

Unam scrum-half and captain Cameron Classen crashed over for a try and the first points on behalf of Unam (5-0) when play resumed. He also added a penalty (8-0) before the Kudus flyhalf Ulratio Lawrence replied with a penalty (8-3).

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