Archive - Jun 25, 2011 - Story
Unam beat Western Suburbs 31-29 in a thrilling Premier League rugby match at Suburbs Park on Saturday.
Unam seemed to be cruising to a comfortable victory when they led 17-3 at halftime, but Suburbs launched a great comeback to take a 29-24 lead with seven minutes to go.
Unam however struck back with a try in the closing stages by replacement back John Boois to draw level at 29-all before fullback Marque Bezuidenhout put the conversion over to give them a narrow victory.
Reinhold Iita and Helalaia Johannes won the men and women’s categories respectively at the first leg of the 2011 Old Mutual Victory Races in Keetmanshoop on Saturday.
In the men’s race, Iita and Johannes Naitembu broke away from the pack early on and matched each other stride for stride. Iita however stepped up the pace about a kilometre before the end to eventually finish a comfortable winner.
Iita won in a time of 1:09:08, while Naitembu finished four seconds behind in 1:09:12.
Simon Shipongala came third in 1:11:32.