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Leopards cruise to comfortable win
MWP
May 20, 2016

The Leopards cruised to a comfortable 42-17 (halftime 21-3) win to condemn the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias to their seventh consecutive loss in their provincial tournament match at Profert Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Friday.

Right wing Rowayne Beukman scored two of the Leopards’ six tries while fullback Rhyno Smith ended with a personal tally of 17 points after he scored a try and kicked six conversions as the Welwitschias losing streak continued.

The men from Namibia have now lost all seven of their matches and are rooted to the bottom of the table having collected just a single log point.

The Leopards improved their record to four wins from seven games and moved up to fifth on the log.

The hosts opened the scoring in just the fourth minute when Beukman dotted down for a converted try before the visitors hit back with a penalty from flyhalf Shaun Kaizemi in the 25th minute.

But the rest of the half belonged to the Leopards as they reached halftime holding a commanding 21-3 lead.

Loosehead prop Bruce Muller rumbled over in the 27th minute before Smith dotted down four minutes later.

The Welwitschias started the second half as the brighter of the two teams and they reduced the gap to 11 points, seven minutes after the restart, when lock Munio Kasiringua barged his way over for a converted score.

But the Leopards soon reasserted their dominance thanks to converted tries from left wing Bradley Moolman and inside centre Henko Marais.

The Welwitschias did not give up the fight and their inside centre, Francois Wiese scored a try in the 58th minute

However, the Leopards had the last say in the contest when Beukman collected his second try, two minutes before the final whistle.

Scorers

Leopards – Tries: Bradley Moolman, Bruce Muller, Henko Marias, Rhyno Smith, Rowayne Beukman (2); Conversions: Smith (6).

Windhoek Draught Welwitschias – Tries: Francois Wiese, Munio Kasiringua; Conversions: Shaun Kaizemi; Penalty: Kaizemi.

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