Namibia at the Rugby World Cup

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Namibia has competed in four Rugby World Cup tournaments, having qualified as the African representative. The Namibian rugby union team, nicknamed the Welwitschias, made their first appearance at the Rugby World Cup in 1999 and also appeared at the following 3 tournaments. Namibia has yet to record a victory at the Rugby World Cup from 15 attempts.

By position[edit]

Team 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
AustraliaNew Zealand England South Africa Wales Australia France New Zealand
16 16 16 20 20 20 20
 Namibia - - - 19th 20th 20th 20th

Namibia has received some ignominy for being on the end of some very severe defeats-

Most tries in a match
Tries Country Versus Score Date
22  Australia  Namibia 142–0 2003-10-24

Nil points[edit]

1999 Rugby World Cup (Pool 3)[edit]

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 France 3 0 0 108 52 6
 Fiji 2 0 1 124 68 4
 Canada 1 0 2 114 82 2
 Namibia 0 0 3 42 186 0


1999-10-14
Canada  72 – 11  Namibia
Tries: Winston Stanley (2), Rod Snow (2), Kyle Nichols (2), Al Charron, Robert Ross, Morgan Williams
Con: Gareth Rees (9)
Pen: Gareth Rees (3)
Tries: Quinton Hough
Pen: Leandre Van Dyk (2)
Stade de Toulouse
Referee: Andrew Cole Australia

2003 Rugby World Cup (Group A)[edit]

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against BP Points
 Australia 4 0 0 273 32 2 18
 Ireland 3 0 1 141 56 3 15
 Argentina 2 0 2 140 57 3 11
 Romania 1 0 3 65 192 1 5
 Namibia 0 0 4 28 310 0 0

2003-10-14
Argentina  67 – 14  Namibia
Tries: Méndez, Bouza (2), J. Fernández Miranda, Penalty try (2), Gaitán (3), N. Fernández Miranda
Con: Quesada (7)
Pen: Quesada
Tries: Grobier, Husselman
Con: Wessels (2)

2003-10-19
Ireland  64 – 7  Namibia
Tries: Quinlan (2), Dempsey, Hickie, Horan, Miller (2), G. Easterby, S. Horgan, Kelly
Con: O'Gara (7)
Tries: Powell
Con: Wessels
Aussie Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 35,382
Referee: Andrew Cole Australia

2003-10-25
Australia  142 – 0  Namibia
Tries: Latham (5), Lyons, Mortlock, Tuqiri (3), Penalty try, Rogers (2), Paul, Giteau (3), Grey, Turinui (2), Burke, Roe
Con: Rogers (16)
Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Joël Jutge France

2003-10-30
Namibia  7 – 37  Romania
Tries: Isaacs
Con: Wessels
Tries: Petrichei, Sirbu, Chiriac, Teodorescu, Sauan
Con: Tofan (3)
Pen: Tofan (2)
Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Attendance: 15,457
Referee: Peter Marshall Australia

2007 Rugby World Cup (Pool D)[edit]

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 16 143 33 +110 2 18
 France 4 3 0 1 24 188 37 +151 3 15
Ireland 4 2 0 2 9 64 82 −18 1 9
 Georgia 4 1 0 3 5 50 111 −61 1 5
 Namibia 4 0 0 4 3 30 212 −182 0 0
  ARG FRA GEO IRE NAM
Argentina 17 – 12 33 – 3 30 – 15 63 – 3
France 64 – 7 25 – 3 87 – 10
Georgia 10 – 14 30 – 0
Ireland 32 – 17
Namibia

9 September 2007
20:00
Ireland 32 – 17  Namibia
Tries: O'Driscoll 5' c
Trimble 19' m
Easterby 30' m
Penalty try 49' c
Flannery 76' m
Con: O'Gara (2/5)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 17'
Report Tries: Nieuwenhuis 60' c
Van Zyl 64' c
Con: Wessels (2/2)
Pen: Wessels (1/2) 40+'
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 33,694
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)

16 September 2007
21:00
France  87 – 10  Namibia
Tries: Heymans 7' m
Marty 11' c
Dusautoir 21' c
Nallet (2) 32' c, 40+' c
Clerc (3) 38' c, 59' c, 65' c
Bonnaire 47' c
Chabal (2) 49' c, 54' c
Elissalde 56' c
Ibañez 75' m
Con: Elissalde (11/13)
Report Try: Langenhoven 79' c
Con: Losper (1/1)
Drop: Wessels (1/1) 10'
Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 35,339
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

22 September 2007
21:00
Argentina  63 – 3  Namibia
Tries: Roncero 25' c
Leguizamón (2) 35' m, 52' c
M. Contepomi 38' c
F. Contepomi 45' c
Tiesi 55' m
Corleto 58' m
Penalty try 63' c
Todeschini 71' c
Con: Contepomi (4/7)
Todeschini (2/2)
Pen: F. Contepomi (2/2) 10', 20'
Report Pen: Schreuder (1/1) 7'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,067
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

26 September 2007
18:00
Georgia  30 – 0  Namibia
Tries: Giorgadze 37' c
Machkhaneli 70' c
Kacharava 80+' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (3/3)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/6) 8', 26', 69'
Report
Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 32,549
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

2011 Rugby World Cup[edit]


Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
 South Africa 4 4 0 0 21 166 24 +142 2 18
 Wales 4 3 0 1 23 180 34 +146 3 15
 Samoa 4 2 0 2 9 91 49 +42 1 10
 Fiji 4 1 0 3 7 59 167 −108 1 5
 Namibia 4 0 0 4 5 44 266 −222 0 0

10 September 2011
15:30
Fiji  49 – 25  Namibia
Try: Goneva (4) 6' c, 20' m, 40+' c, 51' c
Nakarawa 18' c
Nalaga 77' c
Con: Bai (5/6)
Pen: Bai (3/3) 17', 24', 75'
Report Try: Koll 43' m
Botha 56' m
Pen: Kotzé (2/3) 4', 37'
Drop: Kotzé (3/3) 11', 13', 15'

14 September 2011
14:30
Samoa  49 – 12  Namibia
Try: Fotuali'i 1' c
Tuilagi (3) 17' c, 35' m, 55' c
Williams 59' c
Penalty try 70' c
Con: T. Pisi (2/2)
Williams (2/3)
Pen: T. Pisi (2/2) 10', 24'
Williams (1/1) 53'
Report Try: Van Wyk 63' m
Kotzé 79' c
Con: Kotzé (1/2)

22 September 2011
20:00
South Africa  87 – 0  Namibia
Try: Aplon (2) 7' c, 65' c
Habana 22' c
Penalty try 30' c
Fourie 38' c
F. Steyn 49' c
M. Steyn 61' c
De Jongh (2) 63' c, 71' c
Hougaard (2) 68' c, 80' c
Rossouw 78' c
Con: M. Steyn (6/6)
Pienaar (6/6)
Pen: M. Steyn (1/1) 4'
Report
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 26,839
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

26 September 2011
19:30
Wales  81 – 7  Namibia
Try: S. Williams (3) 8' m, 47' c, 70' c
Brew 14' c
Faletau 18' c
Jenkins 50' c
North (2) 61' c, 66' c
J. Davies 62' c
L. Williams 75' m
Byrne 77' m
A.W. Jones 80+' c
Con: S. Jones (6/7)
Priestland (3/5)
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Koll 53' c
Con: Kotzé (1/1)
Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
Attendance: 13,710
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Hosting[edit]

So far Namibia has not hosted any World Cup games.

World Cup Records[edit]

Overall Record[edit]

Australia vs Played Win Draw Lost Win %
 Argentina 2 0 0 2 0%
 Australia 1 0 0 1 0%
 Canada 1 0 0 1 0%
 Fiji 2 0 0 2 0%
 France 2 0 0 2 0%
 Georgia 1 0 0 1 0%
 Ireland 2 0 0 2 0%
 Romania 1 0 0 1 0%
 Samoa 1 0 0 1 0%
 South Africa 1 0 0 1 0%
 Wales 1 0 0 1 0%
Overall 15 0 0 15 0%

Team Records[edit]

Most Points in a Game
Biggest Winning Margin

Nil

Highest Score Against
Biggest Losing Margin
Most Tries in a Game

Individual Records[edit]

Most Points Overall
Most Points in a Match
Most Tries Overall
2 tries
1 try
Most Penalty Goals Overall

References[edit]