The Welwitschias lost a pre-season match by 81 to 8 to the 2022 Currie Cup champions, the Pumas this weekend.  

The Inaugural Airlink Cup, which took place on Saturday, saw the men in blue - the Welwitschias - face the Souh African franchise, the Pumas. 

The Pumas started the match off with high speed and kept the scoreboard ticking throughout the 80 mins of play.  

In the first half, the men in pink scored five tries, while the Welwitschias only managed a penalty conversion through Andre van der Berg.

Accordingly, the half time score was Pumas 31 Welwitschias 3

In the second half the Pumas  continued their dominance and ran away with the score. 

The Welwitschias however scored their first and only try of the game through replacement Brandon Ortner.  

The Welwitschias will play their first home match on the 1st of April at the Hage Geingob stadium in Windhoek.



Christel Kotze