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|Namibia, nicknamed the Welwitschias first appearance at the Rugby World Cup was in 1999 and has 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]