Welwitchias face trial of strength this weekend

Going all out… The Welwitschias have promised to turn their fortunes around when they host Griquas at the Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek tomorrow afternoon.


The question on many lips is whether it will be sixth time lucky when the winless Windhoek Draught Welwitschias entertain the visiting Griquas in their sixth Curie Cup match at Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek tomorrow.

The Namibian amateurs are finding the going tough in the South African Provincial second tier tournament, the highly competitive Currie Cup.

After five rounds of matches, the Welwitschias are holding the wooden spoon, having failed to register a single win and suffering heavy consecutive defeats in their opening five matches home and away.

The Griquas currently top the log standings with 24 points, having won all five of their opening fixtures. However, homeground advantage and crowd support could give the hosts a slight edge on their opponents, and many believe this is the ideal opportunity for the experimental side to turn the tables.

For tomorrow’s clash coach John Williams has made five changes to the team that lost against 7-47 against Steval Pumas in Nelspruit last weekend. Shaun du Preez, Tinues Du Plessis, Herman Krause, Heinrich Smit and Philip Nashikako all got the nod and have been included in the starting lineup.

The team reads as follows:


1Shaun du Preez
2Gerhard Lotter
3AJ de Klerk
4Muniovito Kasiringua
5Tinus Du Plessis
6Rohan Kitshoff (c)
7Herman Krause
8Leneve Damens
9Arthur Bouwer
10Heinrich Smit
11Philip Nashikako
12Francois Wiese
13Darryl de La Harpe
14Leslie Klim
15Johan Tromp
16Hauta Veii
17Quintin Esterhuizen
18Denzil van Wyk
19Zane Groenewald
20J C Winkler
21Justin nel
22Riaan van Zyl

Lucky fans stand to win cash prizes with the Best Dressed Fan to walk away with N$1 000, compliments of Windhoek Draught. Rugby fans can also take part in the FNB Kick For Cash competition, where the prize money is a whopping N$3 750 for this week!










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