South Western Districts overwhelmed Namibia 64-7 in a rugby friendly encounter at Windhoekâ??s Hage Geingob Stadium on Wednesday night.
It was a young Namibian team which was selected after trial matches the previous Saturday, and their inexperience was quickly exposed.
SWD attacked from the start and it wasnâ??t long before Namibiaâ??s defence cracked.
SWD flank Shaun Coetzee went over from a loose maul, with flyhalf Jan Viljoen adding the conversion.
SWD right wing Charl Kitching cut through Namibiaâ??s defence from a backline move to score behind the posts, with Viljoen adding the conversion. Further converted tries by replacement back Shaun Minnie and eighthman Bennie van Vuuren from a maul put SWD 28-0 up at halftime.
Tries continue to flow
They picked up the pace after the break and the tries continued to flow.
Substitute fullback Jeremy Plaatjies split Namibiaâ??s defence with a burst of speed to score while left wing Ricardo Pietersen added another speedy try, converted by Viljoen to put SWD 40-0 ahead.
Pietersen soon added his second try, going over in the corner, before flanker Coetzee also scored his second try. Replacement kicker Isak Saayman missed both conversions.
Namibia finally opened their account when lock Armand Rossouw burst through the centre of the field and passed to scrumhalf Dirkie Lochner who went over unopposed. Flyhalf Herman Bothma added the conversion.
But SWD immediately came back through two more tries by Charl Kitching, both converted by Saayman to win the match 64-7.
The two teams play their second friendly match on Friday night.