Namibia rugby premiership club FNB Wanderers will today lock horns with South African outfit Northam Platinum Rhinos for their round-three fixture of the Gold Cup at Wanderers Sport Field in the capital.
Wanderers, also known as the White Stallions, will today be expected to deliver a much improved performance and hopefully dust themselves off following their 26-28 defeat against Pirates in Johannesburg a fortnight ago.
The visiting Platinum Rhinos go into today’s match equally determined to collect full points, but should expect a tough assignment from the homeboys – with Wanderers looking to make full use of home-ground advantage.
Wanderers have learned their lessons from the last defeat against Pirates and will today have to throw everything in the direction of the visitors if they are to get a win and hopefully boost their chances of reaching the quarterfinals.
The 2016 SARU Gold Cup is in its fourth season, but it is the first season that it will be known as the Gold Cup, having previously been known as the Community Cup. The tournament is the top competition for non-university rugby clubs in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
While previous editions of the competition were held over the Easter weekend, it was confirmed that the 2016 tournament would take place later this year, with matches scheduled to take place between September 10 and October 29. League clubs from Namibia and Zimbabwe are participating in the competition for the first time this year.