WINDHOEK - United Rugby Club booked their place in the semifinals of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) MTC Premier League via a hard fought 25-20 midweek victory over a stubborn University of Namibia (Unam) at the latter’s stadium in Windhoek.
The fast-improving students held their own against their more fancied opponents and even though they were beaten on the scoreboard – Werner Jeffery’s Clever Boys managed for the umpteenth time in their maiden season to wrestle a bonus point from the bruising encounter.
Unam’s fate will be decided in this weekend’s decisive matches with no less than six teams still in the running for the remaining three semifinal berths, as the abbreviated 9-team league hits the home stretch in the towns of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Rehoboth tomorrow.
The pick of the weekend’s matches is doubtlessly the penultimate clash between hosts Kudus and the visiting Neo Paints Reho Falcon at the notorious “House Pain” - the Narraville Stadium at Walvis Bay.
In other action, Western Suburbs also face a mammoth task to take the maximum points at stake against the league’s new boys, Dolphins Rugby Club at Dolphins Park in Tamariskia, Swakopmund.
Elsewhere, Rehoboth entertains the visiting Mariental Rugby Club at the Rehoboth Stadium in a must-win clash for the home side if they are to have any mathematical chance of carving themselves a place in the semifinals of Namibia’s elite rugby competition.