Namibia loses first test against Uruguay

Namibia’s national rugby team 36-52 to Uruguay on Saturday at the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium in Windhoek. Uruguay takes a 1-0 lead in this two-match test series. The half time score was 31-17 in favour of Uruguay.
Basic errors from the Namibian side cost them the game, as the home team could only run in five tries, of which four were converted plus one penalty kicked through the posts.
Uruguay scored seven tries.
Namibia’s account was opened with a penalty kick by Cliven Loubser and the first try for the home team was scored by Darryl de la Harpe.
The Namibian captain, Rohan Kitshoff, said after the game that the points Uruguay scored in the first quarter of the game made it very hard for us to catch up again.
“We took a lot of advise out of the game and must work on that. Next week will be an even harder game”.
Namibia never underestimated Uruguay. After all the visitors are ranked above Namibia on the world rankings.
“Uruguay only scored points when we lost concentration. We can and will fix that, and we will have a good chance in the second test next week”, said Kitshoff.
Juan Manuel Gaminara, captain of Uruguay expressed his happiness over the victory, but admitted the team needs to improve its shape for the second test this coming Saturday.
He explained Uruguay’s attack was good, but the defense needs to work. Namibia had a number of soft tries, thanks to this missing defense.
Tries for Namibia was scored by; Darryl de la Harpe, Rohan Kitshoff, JC Greyling and AJ de Klerk with the 20 year old Namibia fly half Cliven Loubser was success full with one penalty and converted four of Namibia’s five tries. The youngster was named man of the match.
The second test will take place next Saturday, 25 November at the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium.

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