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Namibia: Unam Again in Enterprise


FNB UNAM revived their title problem within the Namibian Rugby Premier League with an awesome 37-31 victory towards FNB Wanderers on Saturday.

In an exhilarating match that swayed back and forth, Unam appeared set for a cushty victory once they took a 31-12 lead early within the second half.

Wanderers, nonetheless, struck again with three tries in 12 minutes to attract stage at 31-all, however two late penalties by Unam fullback Aljarreau Zaahl gave them a tense victory.

FNB Kudus, in the meantime, remained on the prime of the log after beating FNB Grootfontein 24-13 in Walvis Bay, FNB Rehoboth beat FNB Western Suburbs 20-17 in Rehoboth, and Trustco United beat FNB Reho Falcon 35-31 in Windhoek.

Unam haven’t been very spectacular this season, shedding away to Kudus, and narrowly beating Rehoboth on the street, however on their dwelling area on Saturday they lastly clicked into gear with an irrepressible efficiency of attacking rugby.

Wanderers, too, confirmed nice character to come back again and really outscored Unam by 5 tries to a few, however they conceded far too many penalties and Unam fullback Aljarreau Zaahl made them pay by including 22 factors with the boot.

Unam did the early attacking and took the lead by means of a Zaahl penalty, however Wanderers quickly struck again when hooker Stefan Hattingh barged over from a ahead drive.

Unam regained the lead by means of one other Zaahl penalty and when lock Bjorn Kazondunge barged over from a line-out for a transformed attempt they went 13-5 up.

Wanderers decreased the deficit to some extent after an awesome break by centre Louis Meyer to ship his centre associate Patrick Karsten over, however Unam completed the primary half stronger, including two tries within the closing ten minutes.

Centre, Darryl Wellman, was distinguished in each, first sending Shareave Titus over after which beginning and ending off an assault after he minimize by means of Wanderers’ backline.

That put Unam 28-12 forward at halftime and after Zaahl added a drop objective and a penalty early within the second half they gave the impression to be cruising to victory with a 31-12 lead.

Wanderers, nonetheless, got here again with a vengeance with Hattingh driving over from a ahead maul for his second attempt, and when wing Ryan Coetzee went over after a fast faucet penalty by Denzo Bruwer, Wanderers had decreased the deficit to 31-26.

They continued to assault and after nice particular person play by proper wing Nandi Karuuombe, fullback Keanan van Wyk was despatched away for a attempt in the precise hand nook to tie the rating at 31-31.

Wanderers pushed arduous within the closing phases however their indiscipline allow them to down as they conceded a number of penalties, and with Zaahl changing two, Unam ran out 37-31 winners.

That victory put Unam proper again amongst the leaders as they went third on the go browsing 23 factors, two behind Wanderers, whereas Kudus stay prime on 28 factors.

Kudus maintained their unbeaten file with a 24-13 victory towards Grootfontein at Walvis Bay.

Kudus scored three tries by means of proper wing Aston Mukwiilongo, lock and captain Tertius Arangies and hooker Jarren Koning, whereas flyhalf Aurelio Plato added three conversions and one penalty.

Rehoboth, in the meantime, beat Suburbs 20-17 in one other shut encounter to shut the hole on fourth-placed Suburbs.

Rehoboth scored two tries by means of flanker Chase Diergaardt and a penalty attempt, whereas flyhalf Geraldo Beukes added a conversion, a penalty and a drop objective.