WAP beats Tsumeb Gymnasium in FNB rugby clash

WINDHOEK; The Windhoek Afrikaans Privaatskool (WAP) and Tsumeb Gymnasium played to a 17-all draw in their rugby game as part of the First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) Classic Clashes this past Friday in the capital.

The FNB Classic Clashes’ concept was developed in 2001 to allow schools to promote themselves in sports, while providing entertainment for spectators. The event focuses on rugby, netball and football.

A statement availed to Nampa by FNB on Wednesday said newcomers Tsumeb Gymnasium had a great first half, which saw them going to the break with a convincing 17-5 lead.

However, WAP came back forcefully at the start of the second half, and levelled the score.

“Both teams played good rugby, and tried to give the spectators something to remember,” Kobus Espach of WAP was quoted in the statement as saying.

On the football field, St George’s beat St Paul’s 2-1 on Saturday, also in Windhoek.

Gareth Cloete, the sports’ coordinator at St. George’s, was quoted in the statement as saying that his highlight was the impact his reserve players made when they came on.

“They really made a big difference. We are looking forward to taking our team to the next level. We should not become complacent, because you are only as good as your last match,” he noted.