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The high-flying Unam faces Suburbios

High-flying NB Unam are expected to extend their unbeaten run when they host FNB Western Suburbs in the Windhoek Lager Rugby Premier League tomorrow afternoon.
Unam remains undefeated and last weekend achieved its sixth consecutive victory against its closest rival, FNB Kudus, in Walvis Bay.
After taking a 28-17 half-time lead, Unam had to fend off a strong Kudus attack after the break, but held on to seal a 35-22 victory.
That put them four points ahead at the top of the record, and with the league approaching the halfway mark, Unam is beginning to look like the team to beat to win the title.
With players like Shareave Titus, Quirione Majiedt and captain Alcino Izaacs, they have plenty of pace and skill in the backline, while defender Aljarrreau Zaahl has become a consistent scorer.
But it is up front where they have improved with new additions such as Gerhard Thirion, Handre Bezuidenhout and DiamandoTjombe, strengthening an already powerful group.
Meanwhile, Suburbs are struggling in eighth position, with just one win in six games, and go into tomorrow’s game as big underdogs. They suffered a 57-28 defeat to Grootfontein on their home turf last weekend and will certainly have to up their game if they hope to stop the mighty Unam.
Wanderers, who moved into second position on the log after thrashing Dolphin 89-5 last weekend, face a tough task at Rehoboth Rugby Club.
Rehoboth are not off to a great start and are currently in sixth place with just two wins from six matches, but will be desperate to move up the log and especially to overtake their neighbors Reho Falcon who are one place above them in fifth position.
They also have an exciting defence, with scrum-half Miquel Busch always a danger, while center Henrique Olivier is a reliable goalkeeper.
However, the Wanderers are expected to maintain the advantage up front with their heavy pack and loose, dynamic trio of Richard Mupewa, Peter Diergaardt and Driaan Vorster, while their national centre-backs Jacques Theron and Andre van der Bergh call the shots in the bottom line.
FNB Grootfontein, who sit fourth on the log and are still within striking distance of the leaders, host an improving Reho Falcons who have delivered some enthusiastic performances of late.
However, Grootfontein, with their heavier group and on their own turf, will be a tough challenge for the Falcons but they have shown they cannot be counted out.
Meanwhile, bottom-placed Dolphin host Trustco United in Swakopmund, with both teams in desperate need of points.
The Dolphins have struggled in their first season in the Premier League and are yet to win their first game, but United’s case is quite strange. They are the defending champions, having beaten Wanderers 30-29 with a brilliant performance in last year’s final, but this season they have been a shadow of their former selves, with just one win and one draw in their first six games. .

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