United Top the Log At Halfway Mark

The defending champions Trustco United have taken the lead in the Rugby Premier League at the halfway stage of this year’s competition.

United lead the Premier League log on 24 points from six matches, followed by FNB Wanderers and Unam who are both on 20 points.

Last weekend United’s match against Rehoboth in Rehoboth was called off midway through the first half with United leading 14-7. There were differing reports with some saying that Rehoboth’s players walked off the field after their lock Gert de Waal was red carded for foul play, while others said their management tried to convince the players to resume the match.

In any event, the match was called off after 28 minutes and United was awarded the win.

According to the Namibia Rugby Union an investigation has been launched into the incident and is still underway. The log will be updated if need be, depending on the result of the investigation, but at this stage, the result of the match was used as per the match reports submitted by both teams.

Wanderers and Unam are both on 20 points after six matches although Wanderers are second with a +60 points aggregate and Unam third with a +41 points aggregate.

Last weekend Wanderers suffered a shock 16-11 defeat to Kudus in Walvis Bay, while Unam had an off weekend.

Kudus are fourth on the log on 16 points, while Western Suburbs are fifth on 15 points. Suburbs have had a poor start to the league but got back to winning ways last weekend with a 29-18 victory away to Reho Falcon.

The two Rehoboth clubs, Rehoboth Rugby Club and Reho Falcon have both had a poor season so far and are at the bottom of the log, with Reho Falcon on 10 points and Rehoboth on two points.

The Rugby Premier League will resume with the second round on 30 May.

Source : The Namibian