Vikings slay Dolphins

SFC Vikings overturned a 11-15 halftime deficit to notch up a hard-fought win against Dolphins Rugby Club.

20 May 2019 | Sports

Adolf Kaure



SFC Vikings defeated Dolphins Rugby Club 29-16 in a Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) first division west match that took place on Saturday at the Vineta North Sports Field in Swakopmund.

SFC Vikings overturned a 11-15 halftime deficit as they scored 18 points in the second half to claim the derby victory.

In a post-match interview SFC Vikings head coach Jaco Barnard said that although his team showed good character to claim the victory, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

“These guys improved themselves. We knew that we were going to have a tough game... At halftime they were in front by 11-5. We had to fight back and use our bench to do this. Our forwards had a massive game and there is a lot of things we have to look at,” Barnard said.

“They capitalised on a lot of our mistakes, especially at breakdown time. All credit to them; they definitely improved themselves. We need to go back to the drawing board as there are some things that need to be straightened out before our next game.”

SFC Vikings ran in five tries with two of them being scored by winger Zinzan Steenkamp. The rest of their tries were scored scumhalf Lovelle Delie, flyhalf Dirkie von Weidts and Sheiton Besser. Kyle Wentzel, who was on kicking duty, converted two of the five tries.

Dolphins coach Rathan Coetzee expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance, despite the defeat.

“Every facet of the game was powerful; the guys really toughened up and showed that a derby is a hard game and that you have to be mentally tough enough to compete in these kind of derby games. I’m very proud of my guys, although we lost the game,” said Coetzee.

Dolphins’ two tries were scored by their fullback Quinton Fielding and flyhalf Mitchell Kotzee. They also scored two penalties from the boot of Mitchell Kotzee.

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