United, Suburbs draw in league encounter

30 June 2015 | Sports

Namibia Rugby Premier League outfits Western Suburbs and United shared two points each after drawing 22-all in their league clash at the Suburbs field on Saturday. United opened the scoring in the 14th minute when their right winger, Stefan Louw scored his team’s first, but lock Winmar Rust missed the conversion. The first-half score was 5-0 in favour of United. In the second-half, Suburbs right wing Russel van Wyk scored his side’s first try in the 48th minute, but fullback Justin Nel failed to score from the spot kick. United took the lead in the 51st minute after Rust scored a penalty but it did not take long before Suburbs’ fly-half Shawn Kaizemi levelled the score to eight points apiece in the 59th minute with his penalty kick. United again took control over the match with Rust converting a penalty try in the 65th minute to take the score to 15-8. Three minutes later, United substitute Michael Hummell scored his side’s third try and Rust converted successfully. With only 10 minutes left on the clock, it was certain United will walk away with the maximum points of the day as they lead their opponents 22-8. United on top However, Suburbs continued to fight and their hard work and determination paid off when substitute lock, James Kisting scored a try in the 74th minute and Nel converted from the spot to take the score to 22-15. Suburbs right wing, Russel van Wyk scored their last try in the 85th minute and Nel made no mistake when he converted to end the game 22-all. The result sees United remaining on top of the log with 34 points, while Suburbs remain fifth on 23 points. UNAM are second on 27 points, while Wanderers are third but level on 25 points with fourth-placed Kudus. WINDHOEK–NAMPA

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