Flanker Wian Conradie scored multiple times as Namibia arrived at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in gratitude to Sunday’s 36-0 victory over Kenya in Aix-en-Provence.
Conradie crossed two times in the main half and late in the second as the Welwitschias guaranteed a spot in the worldwide competition for a seventh consecutive event.
Namibia, trained by previous Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, will confront France, who will move to the top of the world rankings on Monday, 3-time victors New Zealand, Italy and Uruguay in Pool An of the World Cup with their initial match against the Azzurri on 9 September.
The Simbas move into November’s repechage competition for one more opportunity to arrive at the following year’s opposition, notwithstanding the loss.
Portugal is ensured a spot in the current year’s four-group competition. At the same time, the failure of the United States and Chile’s season finisher and the one between Hong Kong and Tonga will likewise be highlighted.
Namibia had a 15-0 benefit at the span thanks to 27-year-old Conradie’s commitments, punishment, and transformation from flyhalf Cliven Loubser.
The side positioned 24th in the world kept up with their strength after the break as Loubser, who recreates club rugby for the Utah Warriors in the US, kicked three penalty objectives.
Conradie asserted the primary half-stunt of his senior profession with two minutes left before skipper Johan Deysel aggravated some old animosities 30 seconds into additional time.