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Namibia: Wanderers Overwhelm Dolphins

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By Helge SchutzWanderers overwhelmed Dolphins 68-3 at the National Rugby Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the Rugby Premier League log on Saturday.Dolphins defended well till halftime when Wanderers led 21-3, but the floodgates opened after t…

By Helge Schutz

Wanderers overwhelmed Dolphins 68-3 at the National Rugby Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the Rugby Premier League log on Saturday.

Dolphins defended well till halftime when Wanderers led 21-3, but the floodgates opened after the break as Wanderers ran in 10 tries for a comprehensive victory.

Left wing Heico Prinsloo was in great form, scoring two tries and nine conversions for a personal tally of 28 points, while scrum half Enem Kritzinger also shone with four tries.

Besides them right wing Shawn Thomas, flankers Alberto Engelbrecht and Wikus Jacobs and centre Francois Wiese also scored a try apiece as Wanderers collected two bonus points to extend their lead to seven points at the top of the log.

Wanderers dominated from the start but Dolphins defended well and limited them to only three tries in the first half.

But it came at a cost as they lost several players through injuries. In the first half alone they lost Virgil Bampton and prop Greshwill Coetzee through injuries, while captain Ngumee Ngaiko left the field with concussion after the break.

Wanderers attacked at will with forwards and backs joining in the fray and their incessant pressure paid off in the second half.

Kritzinger impressed with his quick breaks from the base of the scrum, while full back Lean Stoop and flanker Wikus Jacobs also caught the eye. But Prinsloo, who gave a near faultless kicking display with nine conversions from 10 and two tries, was the man of the match.

On Friday night, Reho Falcon staged a great comeback to beat United 22-20 at Trustco Park.

United led 13-3 at halftime after a try by wing Nandi Karuuombe, converted by lock Winmar Rust, who also added two penalties.

They went 20-3 ahead shortly after the break after a try by centre Handre Bezuidenhout, before Falcons staged a great comeback.

United conceded numerous penalties and with Falcons fly half Collin de Koe converting five, they closed the gap to 20-15, before eighthman Milando Titus scored the winning try with 10 minutes to go.

The result sees Falcons moving up to fourth position on 10 points while United drop down to sixth on 8 points.

Defending champions Unam got back to winning ways with a 40-6 victory against Walvis Bay at the coast.

Unam scored six tries with wing Shareve Titus scoring a hattrick and Chippie Lawrence, Bigman Kaura and Max Katjijeko one each.

Unam move up to third position on the log on 12 points while Walvis Bay remain rock bottom on zero.

In Rehoboth, Kudus led 15-6 at halftime against Rehoboth Rugby Club, but the home team won numerous penalties in the second half to wipe out their deficit and eventually win the match 26-22.

Rehoboth are fifth on the log on 9 points and Kudus seventh on 5.

Source: All Africa