UNAM sinks Kudus on home turf

Windhoek-based Namibia Rugby Premier League outfit UNAM beat Kudus 22-05 here on Saturday to improve their points on the log standing. UNAM are third on the log with 29 points from their eight Rugby Premier League matches played thus
far. Going into round eight of the Rugby Premier League, UNAM were third, level on 24 points on the log with United, while Kudus were in sixth position with 16 points from seven games.
In their clash on Saturday at the Narraville Stadium in Walvis Bay, Kudus missed three penalties in the first half through Ivo Croza in the second minute of the game, Reyton Paulse in the ninth minute and Anthony Jevu in the 25th minute.
Visiting team UNAM opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the game after Unomasa Kavatia ran in his team’s first try. Lorenzo Louis missed the conversion. The home side did not take long to level the score as Chris Klaasen ran in his team’s only try of the game in the 16th minute and Nicasio Schoombe missed the conversion, but the score was level at 05-05 for both teams just 20 minutes into the game. Before the half-time break UNAM were handed a penalty. Louis missed from the spot but the visiting team still managed to extend their points after Thomas Kali scored UNAM’s second try of the game and Louis converted from the spot to give them a 12-05 half time lead. In the second half, Louis scored a penalty for UNAM on the 46th minute of the game to extend their lead to 15 pointsto 05.
UNAM’s third and last try of the game was scored by Zikamee Kaura, which Louis once again converted. The final score was 22-05 for the visitors who collected five points to keep their hopes of returning the Premier League title at the end of the season alive. In other results on Saturday, Wanderers beat Walvis Bay 59-10, United thrashed Rehoboth 47-17 in Windhoek and
Falcons narrowly defeated Western Suburbs 21-16. Wanderers are top of the log with 41 points, followed by United with 30 points. UNAM are third on 29 points, while Suburbs dropped from second position to fourth on 26 points. Falcons are fifth on 25 points; while Kudus are sixth on 16 points; Rehoboth seventh (13 points) and Dolphins eighth on six points.

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