Unam back in business – The Namibian

FNB UNAM revived their title obstacle in the Namibian Rugby Leading League with a terrific 37-31 victory towards FNB Wanderers on Saturday.

In a thrilling match that swayed to and fro, Unam seemed set for a at ease victory when they took a 31-12 lead early in the 2nd 50 percent.
Wanderers, even so, struck back with 3 tries in 12 minutes to attract stage at 31-all, but two late penalties by Unam fullback Aljarreau Zaahl gave them a tense victory.
FNB Kudus, meanwhile, remained at the top of the log soon after beating FNB Grootfontein 24-13 in Walvis Bay, FNB Rehoboth conquer FNB Western Suburbs 20-17 in Rehoboth, and Trustco United beat FNB Reho Falcon 35-31 in Windhoek.
Unam have not been really remarkable this period, losing away to Kudus, and narrowly beating Rehoboth on the road, but on their dwelling subject on Saturday they finally clicked into gear with an irrepressible performance of attacking rugby.
Wanderers, far too, showed fantastic character to occur back and in fact outscored Unam by 5 attempts to a few, but they conceded considerably also several penalties and Unam fullback Aljarreau Zaahl produced them pay back by including 22 points with the boot.
Unam did the early attacking and took the direct by means of a Zaahl penalty, but Wanderers quickly struck again when hooker Stefan Hattingh barged over from a ahead drive.
Unam regained the lead by means of a further Zaahl penalty and when lock Bjorn Kazondunge barged around from a line-out for a converted test they went 13-5 up.
Wanderers minimized the deficit to a position right after a terrific break by centre Louis Meyer to mail his centre associate Patrick Karsten more than, but Unam concluded the first 50 percent more robust, introducing two attempts in the last 10 minutes.
Centre, Darryl Wellman, was notable in each, 1st sending Shareave Titus over and then setting up and ending off an assault after he cut as a result of Wanderers’ backline.
That set Unam 28-12 forward at halftime and immediately after Zaahl added a fall goal and a penalty early in the second 50 percent they seemed to be cruising to victory with a 31-12 guide.
Wanderers, having said that, arrived again with a vengeance with Hattingh driving around from a forward maul for his 2nd check out, and when wing Ryan Coetzee went in excess of right after a speedy tap penalty by Denzo Bruwer, Wanderers experienced reduced the deficit to 31-26.
They continued to attack and right after terrific specific enjoy by proper wing Nandi Karuuombe, fullback Keanan van Wyk was despatched away for a consider in the right hand corner to tie the score at 31-31.
Wanderers pushed hard in the closing stages but their indiscipline let them down as they conceded quite a few penalties, and with Zaahl converting two, Unam ran out 37-31 winners.
That victory put Unam proper back again amongst the leaders as they went third on the log on 23 details, two guiding Wanderers, though Kudus stay top on 28 details.
Kudus managed their unbeaten history with a 24-13 victory against Grootfontein at Walvis Bay.
Kudus scored three tries through right wing Aston Mukwiilongo, lock and captain Tertius Arangies and hooker Jarren Koning, when flyhalf Aurelio Plato added a few conversions and 1 penalty.
Rehoboth, in the meantime, defeat Suburbs 20-17 in another near come upon to close the hole on fourth-placed Suburbs.
Rehoboth scored two attempts by way of flanker Chase Diergaardt and a penalty test, although flyhalf Geraldo Beukes additional a conversion, a penalty and a drop aim.
Suburbs scored two tries via remaining wing Dumarcho Hartung and
eighthman Tjingairi Katjivi, who transformed both equally, although flyhalf Justin Nel included a penalty.
Suburbs are now fourth on the log on 16 points and Rehoboth fifth a point guiding.
United bought their to start with win of the period, but were being pushed all the way just before beating Reho Falcon 35-31.
United scored four tries as a result of centres JD Nel and Reinold Benade, scrumhalf Pieter Janse van Vuuren and hooker Eloff du Plessis, even though flyhalf Oela Blaauw included three conversions and 3 penalties for a particular tally of 15 details.
Falcons scored three tries by lock Jerome Schoeman, flanker Joba Werner and centre Angus Human, while flyhalf Franklin Busch extra two conversions and four penalties for a own haul of 16 details.