One of Namibia’s highly talented rugby sensations Damian Stevens’ career is on an inexorable rise. Hard work is finally paying off for the youngster following reports that he has joined forces with South African rugby giants Cell C Sharks.
Boasting four caps for the Welwitschias, the 20-year-old scrumhalf joins the Sharks from Western Province. He is expected to add more depth to the Sharks’ under-21 side and also the senior side since he will be playing for both.
Stevens, who represented Namibia at last year’s Rugby World Cup in England, rose to prominence at Walvis Bay High School, where he featured for the school in most local rugby competitions before moving to Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos Gymnasium. He has also featured in the Varsity Shield for the University of the Western Cape and was also part of the Western Province Currie Cup qualifying squad.
Namibia vs Western Province
in Currie Cup
The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will tomorrow face Western Province in their fourteenth Currie Cup match, at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek at 15h00. Namibia still sits bottom of the 15-team log standings with only one point.
The Currie Cup is South Africa’s premier domestic rugby union competition, played each winter and spring, featuring teams representing either entire provinces or substantial regions within provinces. Steeped in history and tradition, the Currie Cup dates back to 1891.
The tournament is also regarded as the cornerstone of South Africa’s rugby heritage and the coveted gold trophy remains the most prestigious prize in South African domestic rugby.