WINDHOEK, 19 MAY – The University of Namibia (UNAM) Rugby Club showed no mercy as they thrashed Reho Falcons 78-7 in round eight of their Rugby Premier League fixture on Friday night at the UNAM Sport field.
Despite being humbled with a huge score margin, it was the Rehoboth outfit that opened the scoring as early as the fourth minute with a try which they converted.
UNAM responded in the ninth minute with their own try, which later became a one-way route as they ran in six tries in total in the first half, converting all but one.
With just minutes before the half-time break Reho Falcons got one of their players yellow carded for a high tackle.
The half-time score was 40-7 for UNAM.
The second half started with Falcon pressing for their second try of the match but a strong and resilient UNAM team continued were they left off as they dominated the Falcons team that was a man down still.
UNAM continued to show why they are the log leaders in the second half, turning on the gas and running in six more tries to kill any hope that their opponents had of fighting back. For scoring more than seven tries UNAM got themselves two bonus points.
From the six tries scored in the second half they only managed to convert four for them, leading to a final score of 78-7.
The win extended their lead at the top of 39 points from eight matches. Wanderers, who will have a weekend off this week, are second on the log 12 points behind UNAM on 27 points from seven matches played.
United, who will play Suburbs this weekend, are third on the log standing with 21 points from seven matches played as well.
Suburbs are fifth on the log with 17 points.
Rehoboth, who will host Walvis Bay-based Kudus are sixth with 15 points, while Kudus are fourth on the log with 19 points. With all these teams having played seven games.
Reho Falcons are bottom of the log with one point from eight matches played.