Namibia u20’s ready for Romania

Namibia u20’s ready for Romania

The Namibian under 20 National Rugby Team arrived in Bucharest and are ready to compete in the eleventh annual World Rugby Trophy that started today with the finals being played on 9 September in Bucharest Romania.
Namibia with host nation Romania, along with six other national sides will participate in the tournament. Other than the host nation of Romania and Samoa who were relegated following the 2017 World Rugby under 20 Championship, six nations qualified through their respective regional qualifiers.
Namibia ended fourth in the 2017 World Rugby Under 20 Championship. They ended second in there group losing only against Japan.
The Namibians lost the semi-final match against Portugal and lost the bronze medal match 12-34 against Uruguay.
Namibia will compete in Pool A against the hosts Romania, Samoa and Hong Kong, with Portugal, Uruguay, Fiji and Canada in Pool B.
Namibia will play their first match against Romania on 28 August, against Hong Kong on 1 September and the last pool match will be against Samoa on 5 September.
The final and positional playoffs take place on 9 September.

The Namibian team is as follows:

Jan Basson, Elmarco Beukes, Delron Brandt, Wynand Breytenbach, Denzo Bruwer, Peter Diergaardt, Eloff du Plessis, Willon du Plessis, Donaville Lebereki, Adriaan Ludick, Warren Ludwig, Oderich Mouton, Gerswin Mouton, Rudi Pretorius, Ferhard Opperman, Gilad Plaatjies, Chad Plato, Andre Rademeyer, Patrick Schickerling, Frederick Swanepoel, Jacques Theron, Gerbus van Wyk, Hannes van Zyl, Adriaan Venter, Lezardo Vos and Darryl Wellmann.
Henry Kemp as the head coach, Sergio de la Harpe is the strength and conditioning coach, Sam Pickford is the performance analyst, Innis Erasmus is the physiotherapist,
Dr Wilfred Bezuidenhout the team doctor and Irvin Newman the team manager.

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